SBS 2008 to Windows Server 2016 - Migrate or Fresh Start?
What would be the best route to move from SBS 2008 (Exchange 2007) to Windows Server 2016? (Mail would be hosted by Office 365) Its a small environment of 10 users. Perform a migration to the new physical server or start fresh with a new domain & then join all PC's to the new domain? If its the latter, what would be the steps? Would the new server get joined to existing domain as a member server? Also have to think about moving user data stored in each of their profiles.
Of course, before you start, make sure you have a good and tested backup of your current server.
Just configure the new 2016 server to be a member server and then make it a DC.
After that do your email migration and then decommission your SBS.
The one thing to be aware of is when you transfer the FSMO roles a timer will start and after some days, your SBS will start rebooting itself.