Moving Exchange SBS 2011 to new hardware. Need best sources for moving mail store.

Moving client's SBS 2011 including Exchange to new hardware.  It will be a clean install.  Migration was not an option because during a previous migration from SBS 2003 to SBS 2011, they failed to decommission the old server and Microsoft has not been able to clean up the mess.  

So clean install all the way around.  Looking for the best documentation re moving the mail store to a fresh install of Exchange.

Thanks all!
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
This is pretty straightforward. Depending on the version of Exchange you are running will be able to provide the correct setup.

However, i would suggest that you use the Exchange Deployment Assistant for high level steps to accomplish this task.

Exchange Deployment Assistant
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dn756393.aspx

Will.
stratservAuthor Commented:
This is a Small Business Server 2011, Exchange 2010, all roles on the same server as it is handled by SBS.  The move is simply to upgrade hardware that is without a warranty.  I am looking for a way to import the mail store into the new Exchange instance as a migration is not feasible.
David AtkinTechnical DirectorCommented:
Hello,

What about doing a backup / restore to the new hardware?  Is this an option or are you specifically wanting a new environment?

You could also virtualise the server onto the new hardware - I think this method would actually be preferred now days.
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
What version of exchange are you running? Do you plan to use the same version previously?

Will.
stratservAuthor Commented:
This system was previously migrated from 2003 and the migration not completed properly.  A clean start is required.  The version of Exchange that comes with SBS 2011 is 2010.
David AtkinTechnical DirectorCommented:
If you can't do a migration and you don't want to do a restore onto the new hardware then you've not got a great deal of options.  

You'll need to export the user PST files and import them into the new user accounts on the new SBS.

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stratservAuthor Commented:
I agree based on the reading I've been doing in the last few minutes.   Ya'll wish me luck.  This is a new client, everything about their IT infrastructure is screwed up and the previous IT person bailed leaving a mess.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Mailbox databases from 2003 and not exportable. So what you will need to do is export all of the mailboxes to PST and then import them into new mailboxes on Exchange 2010.

The best thing for this I would say would be Exchange Recovery by Kernel data recovery.
http://www.nucleustechnologies.com/Exchange-Server-Data-Recovery.htm

Will.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Closed the question already?

Will.
David AtkinTechnical DirectorCommented:
I've had a few of these types of accounts.

Just to give you a quick heads up.  If you're going to copy across the NK2/AutoComplete files on the users profile then you will have to manually remove the internal users email addresses from the files.  If you don't then mail sent internally will bounce back as it won't realise that its on the new server.

User nk2edit here to manually delete the internal users email addresses in the NK2 files:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html
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