Migrating from SBS 2003 R2 to Standard 2003 R2 64bit

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Reindeer, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Reindeer

    Reindeer Guest

    I currently have SBS 2003 R2 that runs Exchange 2003 and ISA 2004 on it. I am
    purchasing new hardware that will house Standard 2003 R2 64 bit with Exchange
    2007 and ISA 2006. I am looking for some help on how to migrate AD and such
    from one box to the other. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
    Reindeer, Feb 7, 2008
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    Steve Guest

    Since this is a fairly new scenario but will be more common when we have
    Cougar released on 64 bit only you might want to contact the king of such AD
    migrations, Jeff Middleton (www.sbsmigration.com), to see what he suggests.
    You won't be able to install ISA 2006 on 64 bit.
    Steve, Feb 7, 2008
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  3. 1.) Join the new machine into the network.
    2.) update the schema on the SBS network.
    3.) dcpromo the new machine to be a domain controller on the SBS network.
    Make it a Global Catalog Server. Make _SURE_ that full AD propogation
    occurs. (Hint: DISABLE the Windows Firewall Services using Services.msc.)
    4.) follow whatever steps are required to move Exchange 2003 mailboxes over
    to 2007 mailboxes. I haven't done it yet, so don't know, but this is very
    much a case of GIYF.
    5.) shutdown SBS Server.
    6.) at the console of the new server, run NTDSUtil and seize the 5 FSMO
    roles to the new server, and also do a metadata cleanup to remove the SBS
    7.) using ADSIEdit, clean up any references to the old server
    8.) Clean up DNS to remove any references to the old server
    9.) Install DHCP, and set it up, with everyone pointing the new server as
    the DNS server.
    10.) you may well need to re-join some or all of your clients to the domain.
    But I doubt it if propagation occurred properly.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Feb 7, 2008
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    kj [SBS MVP] Guest

    4B) Replicate public folders, etc, and finish up with removing the first
    Exchange server in the ORG

    kj [SBS MVP], Feb 8, 2008
  5. Charlie Russel - MVP, Feb 8, 2008
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