Migrating from SBS2000 to Win2003

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Dan, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. Dan

    Dan Guest

    I currently have SBS2000, however, we are growing so fast that I will have
    over 70 users very soon. I can't find a migration path from SBS2000 to
    Win2003. Does anyone have info on this subject or can point me in the
    correct directions?

    Do I need to move from SBS2000 to Win2000 then to Win2003?

    Dan, Jun 28, 2004
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  2. There is no path. You will have to use ADMT to migrate users and computers
    into a new domain whether it is a Win2k or 2k3 domain. Check out the MS
    knowledge base for ADMT and it's uses.
    Scott Harding - MS MVP, Jun 28, 2004
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  3. WAIT. This will not work as SBS cannot have Trusts and ADMT needs a Trust to
    work. I think your only option is going to be to create a new domain and
    manually move your users etc to it. I think you should call MS sales
    department and see what your options are. They can always conference call a
    Technical sales guy in if needed. I sort of think your not going to be happy
    with your potions though. You also may have better luck posting to a SBS
    Scott Harding - MS MVP, Jun 28, 2004
  4. *no useful info to original poster*

    /rant on

    I really liked NT 4.0, heck even 3.5... 2003 is so far quite nice, however,
    I cannot for the love of god understand why SBS is so crippled in this sense
    that it makes it damn near impossible to do an easy transition from sbs to
    the real version of Windows. I absoutely loathed SBS 4.0 and thankfully
    I've not dealt with the 2003 version of this vile creation yet, though from
    the sounds of things that is a blessing.

    If anyone else is ever thinking of SBS, don't do it!!! For the love of god
    and all that is holy pony up the money for a standard version of 2003 and if
    you really require Exchange 2003, spend the 1200 on that. Yes it costs
    several hundred more but you have so many options down the road. SQL
    server? Well maybe you need it, but I would be willing to bet the average
    SBS shop doesn't even touch SQL server. We must end this abomination before
    it spreads any further!!!!

    *ingests ritalin*

    /rant off
    TheSingingCat, Jun 28, 2004
  5. I agree with you for the most part but would your idea work for a company
    with 5 users? SBS problems arise from the user who buys the product w/o
    fully understanding the limitations. Believe me I am not a lover of SBS but
    for many, many companies it is a good product and a lot cheaper than buying
    the full blown versions of all the products it comes with. Every single time
    I have run into any issues it is because the person who bought it didn't
    really know what they were getting into. Here's the hitch, how many
    companies with 5-10 employess actually have an experienced full time admin
    to buy the right thing. None usually so SBS has been a headache for all of
    us consultants at one point or another and your points are well said.
    Scott Harding - MS MVP, Jun 28, 2004
  6. Hi Dan,

    Thanks for your posting here.

    If you would like to migrate SBS 2000 to Windows Server 2003 standard, the
    process is similar to the following document.

    Migrating from Small Business Server 2000 or Windows 2000 Server to Windows
    Small Business Server 2003

    If you would first upgrade the server to SBS 2003, then you can use the
    Transition Pack to remove the SBS licensing restrictions. This is probably
    the least labor intensive method to do the upgrade. Once the Transition
    Pack is applied, you will have 5 client CALs; additional Exchange and
    Windows CALs must be purchased. This also has the additional benefit of
    retaining your SQL and ISA licenses.

    Pertinent information may be found in the following FAQ (under Transition
    Pack Licensing):

    To better address this problem, I would also like to suggest that you post
    your questions to the following news groups:


    The above news groups are dedicated to SBS-related issues. I believe that
    you can get informative answers there.

    Have a nice day!

    Bob Qin
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    Microsoft Corporation

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jun 29, 2004
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