Migrating from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 questions

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by AllenM, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. AllenM

    AllenM Guest

    I'm preparing my network to do a migration from SBS 2003 Premium to SBS 2008
    Standard. I got a few questions concerning creating my Answer File to use.
    Eventually I want to retain the same server name as well as IP. When
    creating my answer file can my Source servername and IP be the same as my
    new Destination servername and IP?
    AllenM, Jul 1, 2009
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  2. During migration new server (SBS2008) and old server (SBS2003), MUST have
    different IP addresses and different names, becasue both servers will exist
    in the same Active Directory. Then after you finish migration (in SBS 2008
    you have 21 days for it, after performing installation) you will demote the
    old server and then probably reforormat hard drives and install new operation
    system, or just completely remove it.

    After you will remove it you can change the ip address of the new server
    (SBS 2008) to old server IP address. However you cannot rename the new
    machine name to old machine name.

    If you really want to keep the old server name for new SBS 2008. You have to
    do migration twice.

    First you migrate from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 on Virtual Machine, complete
    migration and remove SBS 2003 from network.

    Then you migrate SBS 2008 from Virtaul Machine to your new hardware that you
    purchased for SBS 2008 installation.

    With kind regards
    Krystian Zieja
    Krystian Zieja, Jul 2, 2009
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  3. In addition to Krystian's post - there is really no need for you to use the
    same server name *or* IP address. I can't think why it would be worth doing
    a migration twice.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Jul 2, 2009
  4. AllenM

    AllenM Guest

    Thanks for the imput. Always appreciate it. Makes no difference to me but
    the boss will want to keep the old name for personal reasons and will ask
    why. I know why but he will feel better if he can read it somewhere.

    "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
    AllenM, Jul 2, 2009
  5. Tell him it's possible but as the entire project will have to be done twice
    it will be a very expensive proposition (even if you're not paid hourly).
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Jul 2, 2009
  6. AllenM

    nordberg Guest

    Or visit www.sbsmigration.com and buy the Swing It! kit. You can then
    retain your old server name and IP address.
    nordberg, Jul 3, 2009
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