Can I have migrate Exchange services to a seperate Exchange 2010/2013 server in a Small Business Server 2008 environment?

I am running SBS 2008 with Exchange services installed. I want to free resources on the SBS server and therefore want to remove all exchange data and services from the server, migrating it to a separate Exchange server

Can this be done seamlessly, like any other Exchange migration? i.e. install new Exchange server, to existing Exchange environment. Migrate all exchange services to the new server, then decommission the older exchange server
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Yes it can be done in a same way as other exchange migration. Also with this i hope you also want to move AD services to other server.

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Aaron TomoskyDirector of Solutions ConsultingCommented:
I'd recommend transitioning to server standard and office365 for email
http://blogs.technet.com/b/infratalks/archive/2012/09/07/transition-from-small-business-server-to-standard-windows-server.aspx
For $5/mo/user it's going to take a long time to justify the price of exchange and windows server os and the hardware to run it.
Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Be aware that you will have to purchase all the licences required - so Windows Server, Windows CALs, Exchange Server and Exchange CALs.

If you are buying Exchange 2013 then you may want to wait a few months, and run with a trial version only (which will work for four months). Exchange 2016 is not far away so you should wait and buy that licence and then use downgrade rights. You cannot migrate from Exchange 2007 directly to Exchange 2016, so you will have to at least step to Exchange 2013 first.

Simon.
Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
And just to be 100% clear, you CANNOT use the SBS software to install on another server, that would cause all kinds of issues.

How much ram in your server?  Did you know you can also limit how much RAM Exchange Server uses?
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