We're looking to replace an SBS 2003 server with one running Windows Server Essentials 2012R2. It's got 5 users and the users are not using the SBS Exchange - they are using a POP email hosted by godaddy.
I did a swing migration a few years ago to 2008 and that was tedious.
For such a few number of users, no exchange store, etc. I'm envisioning another simpler way than a swing?
Create the same users that are in the old box to the new box.
Create the same shares (nothing fancy about permissions - any shares let everyone access the shares).
Backup the old box's data
Take it off the network
Connect the new box with the same server name, same domain name (but yes, different SIDs from the old box / domain).
Restore the data to the new box
Now the windows 7 machines are on the old domain.
>>>> is that all that's needed before the next question?
How do you easily leave the old domain and join the new domain and keep user profiles so outlook is all the same, same PST, same favorites, same desktop layout and wallpaper appearance, etc.