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Upgrade 2003 Small Business Edition Server to 2008 or greater

I have a 2003 Small Business Edition server running with Exchange 2003 on it. I'm planning to move my email to a hosted provider in the next 2-3 weeks. Anyone have suggestions for upgrading my 2003 server (Active Directory) to newer version?
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Lionel MM

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Lee W, MVP

How many users do you have?  (This can affect the recommendation).

Perform a migration since upgrades are not possible.

0. Perform a FULL BACKUP
1. Check the health of AD
2. Install a new server and join it to the domain
3. Promote it to a DC.
4. Check the health of AD
5. Transfer the FSMO roles.
6. Uninstall Exchange from SBS
7. Demote SBS server.
8. Remove SBS Server.

If you do not know how to do at least 75% of these without asking further questions, you would be wise to hire a professional with experience to do this for you and then you can manage it.
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