I am in the process of planning a Windows SBS 2011 migration to Windows Server 2012 R2 and I had a few questions regarding this.
Exchange 2010 is functional on the SBS server but it is not used. I have another server that has Exchange 2013 on it, handling all mail. I found the article below about uninstalling Exchange but it pertains to SBS 2008. I also didn't know if this would mess with AD at all in causing problems with our Exchange 2013?
We also have SharePoint installed but we do not use it. I'm guessing I still need to go into add/remove programs and uninstall it to gracefully remove traces of it in AD?
I found this article to move DHCP.
I found this article to move WSUS.
I found this article to transfer FISMO Roles.
Do I also need to worry about uninstalling Forefront Client Security before removing the server from the network?
I am going to be using folder redirection again and I was wondering if it's better to reuse the existing Small Business Server Folder Redirection policy or should I just create a new one? Also, what is the best way to migrate the data to the new server? Just let the policy handle it?
When it comes time to make the switch over is it okay to un-link/delete the following policies:
Windows SBS CSE Policy
Windows SBS User Policy
Windows SBS Client - Windows 7 and Windows Vista Policy
Windows SBS Client - Windows 8 Policy
Windows SBS Client - Windows XP Policy
Windows SBS Client Policy
I have created but not linked GPOs to enforce what some of the computer and user policies would do that I would be removing. Is it also safe to un-link/delete these WMI Filter Policies:
Windows SBS Client
Windows SBS Client - Windows 7 and Windows Vista
Windows SBS Client - Windows 8
Windows SBS Client - Windows XP
When I look at the Windows SBS User Policy under the Scope then Security Filtering it has a dynamic list of all the users. How can I get that to auto populate on my own Windows User Policy that I will be creating?
The one other thing I was questioning was how to move Certification Authority? Is there going to also be an issue with the certificates staying valid after the move?
Are there any other things that I should be taking into consideration when making this migration?