Migrating a SBS 2003 server to Windows server 2003 Standard

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by ATS, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. ATS

    ATS Guest

    Hello! I have a customer That is currently running SBS 2003 SP2 and using
    the Exchange to host their own mail. This server is there only domain
    controller. The have purchased a new server with Windows 2003 server
    standard edition (30 new CALS) and want to make it their new domain
    controller. They have also purchased Exchange 2003 for the new server with
    the licenses. The plan is to migrate the users and mail to the new server
    and reload the SBS server as a backup. I need to get a step by step on how
    to do this without having to touch every desktop. The SBS server will not be
    needed anymore with the small business suite. Any help would be greatly

    Thank you!
    ATS, Apr 15, 2008
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  2. ATS

    ATS Guest

    I did not sell them the full edition. Secondly, they are going to expand to
    over 100 users and want to have the systems in place. They will have around
    three DC's in the network all together. I just need to know the steps for
    ATS, Apr 15, 2008
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  3. Then IMO

    Push them to wait until EBS2008.com

    Will they have more than 75 before september (Hopefully September.)


    Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
    Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist.
    North America Remote SBS2003 Support - http://www.SBITS.Biz
    Russ (SBITS.Biz), Apr 15, 2008
  4. ATS

    Steve Guest

    Russ I hope your optimism turns out to be valid.

    Steve, Apr 15, 2008
  5. I do also, but some where in my gut I feel it's going to be April 2009 :(

    We can only hope



    Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
    Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist.
    World Wide Remote SBS2003 Support - http://www.SBITS.Biz
    Information on Small Business Server 2008 - http://www.sbs2008.com
    Information on Essentials Business Server - http://www.ebs2008.com

    Russ \(SBITS.Biz\), Apr 15, 2008
  6. The other option that would have saved a significant load of cash would have
    been to 'transition' the existing system.

    Personally though, it's too late to do it 'the right way', the money has
    been spent so we look at 'next best'. Someone needing to ask what would be
    next best would do well to discuss the project with JeffM as a type of
    www.sbsmigration.com swing.
    SuperGumby [SBS MVP], Apr 16, 2008
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