Migrate from SBS 2003 to SBS 2003 R2 on a new HardWare

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by David Delsouc, May 5, 2008.

  1. Hello,

    Is somebody already do this task ?

    I find the following article for just changing hardware
    http://technet2.microsoft.com/Windo...042e-48da-b865-5244bee1000f1033.mspx?mfr=true

    And I also found articles that use ADMT to make a complete migration.

    So what is the best way to achive my goal ?

    Can I Upgrade SBS 2003 on the source Server to SBS 2003 SP1, then use the
    article above for moving to the new HardWare and after install the R2 CD ?

    Thanks a lot for you answers.

    Syncerly Yours, David.
     
    David Delsouc, May 5, 2008
    #1
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  2. Hello David,

    Thank you for posting here. Let's also thank Cris for the input.

    According to your description, I understand that you want to migrate the
    SBS 2003 to new hardware, and upgrade the SBS 2003 to SBS 2003 R2 at the
    same time. If I have misunderstood the problem, please don't hesitate to
    let me know.

    Cris's suggestions are good, you can do the migration thru some 3rd-party
    tools or method (swing migration). I only want to add the general Microsoft
    method.

    Based on my research, we unable to do the SBS 2003 migration and the
    upgrade at the same time. We need to do the migration and the upgrade one
    by one. There are 2 methods for you to do the process:

    1. Upgrade your old SBS 2003 to SBS 2003 R2, then migrate the SBS 2003 R2
    from old hardware to new hardware thru the following document:

    Migrating Windows Small Business Server 2003 to New Hardware
    http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServerSolutions/SBS/en/library/62e2094e
    -ad4e-4227-b20e-97a716ed7c861033.mspx

    2. Migrate your old SBS 2003 to new hardware first, still thru the document
    above. Then, upgrade the SBS 2003 to SBS 2003 R2 on the new hardware.

    To complete upgrade from SBS 2003 to SBS 2003 R2, you need to buy the SBS
    2003 R2 upgrade disks first, then do the upgrade. The upgrade has 2
    scenarios:

    ===================
    Additionally, please refer to the price of the R2 upgrade:
    Pricing for Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 (Version Upgrade)
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/sbs/howtobuy/pricing.mspx
    ==================

    Scenario 1: The SBS 2003 had applied SBS 2003 SP1:

    1. Log on to the server, using the built-in Administrator account.

    2. Insert Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Disc 1 into the CD-ROM
    drive. The Autorun page should appear. If it does not appear, click click
    Start, click Run, and then type D:\Setup.exe, where D: is the letter of
    your CD-ROM drive. If you are using the DVD, type D:\CD1\Setup.exe, where
    D: is the letter of your DVD drive.

    3. Click Set up Windows Small Business Server.

    4. On the Welcome to Microsoft Windows Small Business Server page, click
    Next.

    5. The Upgrade Information page lists tasks to complete before you begin
    the upgrade.
    Note If you want to review the list of tasks before you begin the
    upgrade, see "Before You Begin the Upgrade" in Chapter 3B and Chapter 3C of
    Getting Started: Windows Small Business Server 2003 with SP1.

    6. Follow the instructions to complete the wizard.

    7. Install Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Premium Technologies, if
    this applies to you.

    8. Complete the To Do List tasks.

    9. Insert the R2 Technologies disc in your CD-ROM drive. The Autorun page
    should appear. If it does not appear, click Start, click Run, and then type
    D:\Setup.exe, where D: is the letter of your CD-ROM drive. If you are using
    the DVD, type D:\CD1\Setup.exe, where D: is the letter of your DVD drive.

    10. Click Windows Small Business Server R2

    11. Follow the instructions to complete the wizard.

    Scenario 2: The SBS 2003 without SBS 2003 SP1:
    If you want to upgrade from Windows Small Business Server 2003 to Windows
    SBS 2003 R2 and you have not installed Windows SBS 2003 Service Pack 1
    (SP1), you must install the service pack before you run Setup for the
    Windows SBS 2003 R2 Technologies. This is because the Windows SBS 2003 R2
    Technologies can install only on a computer that is running Windows SBS
    2003 with SP1. You must first install SP1 on the computer that is running
    Windows SBS 2003, and then install the Windows SBS 2003 R2 Technologies.

    1. Apply SBS 2003 SP1:
    Downloading and Installing Windows Small Business Server 2003 Service Pack 1
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/e/0/f/e0fee8ce-768d-41c0-8871-9bc48e0
    b3fc3/ToDownLoadFilesandReadInstructions.htm

    2. Upgrade the SBS 2003 SP1 to R2:
    Perform the steps in scenario 1#

    I hope the information will give you some help.

    Thanks and have a nice day!

    Best regards,

    Terence Liu(MSFT)

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    | Hello,
    |
    | Is somebody already do this task ?
    |
    | I find the following article for just changing hardware:
    http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServerSolutions/SBS/en/library/a340742f
    -042e-48da-b865-5244bee1000f1033.mspx?mfr=true
    |
    | And I also found articles that use ADMT to make a complete migration.
    |
    | So what is the best way to achive my goal ?
    |
    | Can I Upgrade SBS 2003 on the source Server to SBS 2003 SP1, then use the
    | article above for moving to the new HardWare and after install the R2 CD ?
    |
    | Thanks a lot for you answers.
    |
    | Syncerly Yours, David.
    |
     
    Terence Liu [MSFT], May 7, 2008
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