Migrating from SBS 2008 to Server 2012 Stanard R2
Posted on 2014-10-21
I have a client currently running an SBS 2008 server on RAID 1. One of the drives in the RAID 1 failed and rather than replacing the drive, the client wants to buy a new server w/RAID 10 running Server 2012 Standard R2. The client is using the Exchange feature of SBS 2008, however, we will moving e-mail services to a hosted platform.
Question is: What is the best way to migrate from SBS 2008 to Server 2012? I have migrated from Server 2008 to Server 2012 without issues, but I have never done an SBS 2008 to Server 2012 migration. What else should I been on the look out for? Are there additional steps beyond the FSMO role, AD promotion/demotion, etc? Is there a guide for such a migration?