Solved

retiring 2011 sbs server

Posted on 2014-11-05
2
122 Views
Last Modified: 2014-12-11
I have a customer with one clone server (SBS 2011). Email has been migrated to O365. It holds all the roles, DNS, DHCP, Print Management and shared applications. I will be setting up an new Windows 2012 server and need to migrate all to the new server, demote the existing and shut it down.

I have done this once with an SBS server and could not find a good "step by step" so I ended up chasing my tail quite a bit.

Anyone have a good article for this?
0
Comment
Question by:acconsultant
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 96

Accepted Solution

by:
Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
ID: 40424808
From my perspective, this is easy.  Simply add the 2012 server to the network and promote it to a DC.  Ensure all is well (DCDIAG tests), and then migrate your data and anything else you want to migrate.  When done, review the group policies and remove those that you won't be using anymore (such as the one for Windows Updates - don't have an SBS in front of me to tell you the exact policy name) and uninstall Exchange (to clean up AD) and then transfer the FSMO roles from SBS to the new 2012 server.  This will initiate the migration clock (21 days) before the SBS server starts shutting itself down.  Once the FSMO roles are migrated, demote the SBS server using DCPROMO and remove it from the network.

The key thing is you can have both servers as DCs on the network indefinitely.... UNTIL you transfer the FSMO roles.  That can easily be one of the last steps involved (and should be).
0
 

Author Comment

by:acconsultant
ID: 40495031
thank you
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Hallo! I guess almost every Windows Administrator must have got stumped with this question "Where does WINDOWS store a users cached credentials? Every user who had once logged onto a Server/Desktop while it was connected to the domain could sti…
The way I use Experts Exchange to assist me in analyzing and diagnosing a problem is I first enter a Verbose Question at Experts Exchange like: Office 2007 will hang when opening and saving files I then launch WordPad (any text editor will do) an…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

630 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question