Migrating SBS 2003 to a new server with SBS 2003 R2

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Jens Willadsen, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. Hi

    I am about to migrate our SBS 2003 server to a new server with SBS 2003 R2.
    Is there any good links with guides on how you should do it and what's
    important to remember?
    Im looking for a cost free solution!

    Regards Jens W
     
    Jens Willadsen, Jul 21, 2006
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  2. ----- "Snip" found on google groups -------
    Jens
    Are you sure you're getting a new server with R2? Best information is
    that media won't be available til next month


    R2 is just an additional technologies disk, so its the same procedure as
    moving pre-R2 to a new Server at this point.


    If you are already using WSUS, there should be some articles coming on
    moving that information, but not sure its out yet.


    Definitely take a look at sbsmigration.com. you may also find some
    articles of value at smallbizserver.net


    --
    Cris Hanna [SBS-MVP]


    --------- "Snip" End--------------------------

    Hi Cris

    I dont know why i couldnt see your answer in this news group, when is was
    present on the same group on Google, but im ansvering you here.

    SBS 2003 R2 is available for download on my firms MSDN account, in ready to
    burn images.

    That the only difference between SBS 2003 and SBS 2003 R2 is the
    technologies, i already expected that but thanks for confirming that. I have
    how ever also searched for information regarding moving a SBS installation
    from one server to another, without any real luck.

    I am not sure our current installation is big enough to warrent spending
    money on the swing concept touhg it looks interesting, but there isn't there
    another way short of recreating al the info on a new server?.

    How will SBS cope with a restore of a SBS backup on the new machine, pleese
    note that I have changed server name and the local domain.

    Kind Regards Jens W
     
    Jens Willadsen, Jul 23, 2006
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  3. Hi Cris
    Yes we are of course Certified Partners

    Regards Jens


    "Cris Hanna (SBS-MVP)" <>
    skrev i en meddelelse I'm sorry you are having trouble view the reply I may have responded to
    your post with Windows Mail which is part of the Vista beta, rather than
    Outlook Express

    I'm assuming your firm is either a certified or gold partner? Otherwise
    MSDN may not be used in a production environment

    Well if you create a whole new domain, then all workstations have to disjoin
    from the first domain and rejoin the new one. All Shares have to be
    re-created,

    Email profiles, etc., etc. etc.

    You can do a swing migration without purchasing the kit, which I have no
    part in, but hundreds have used it successfully to keep the original server
    name and domain name and save lots of work. If you do it without the kit,
    you have to trouble shoot all the issues.




    --
    Cris Hanna [SBS-MVP]
    --------------------------------------
    Please do not respond directly to me, but only post in the newsgroup so all
    can take advantage

    ----- "Snip" found on google groups -------
    Jens
    Are you sure you're getting a new server with R2? Best information is
    that media won't be available til next month


    R2 is just an additional technologies disk, so its the same procedure as
    moving pre-R2 to a new Server at this point.


    If you are already using WSUS, there should be some articles coming on
    moving that information, but not sure its out yet.


    Definitely take a look at sbsmigration.com. you may also find some
    articles of value at smallbizserver.net


    --
    Cris Hanna [SBS-MVP]


    --------- "Snip" End--------------------------

    Hi Cris

    I dont know why i couldnt see your answer in this news group, when is was
    present on the same group on Google, but im ansvering you here.

    SBS 2003 R2 is available for download on my firms MSDN account, in ready to
    burn images.

    That the only difference between SBS 2003 and SBS 2003 R2 is the
    technologies, i already expected that but thanks for confirming that. I have
    how ever also searched for information regarding moving a SBS installation
    from one server to another, without any real luck.

    I am not sure our current installation is big enough to warrent spending
    money on the swing concept touhg it looks interesting, but there isn't there
    another way short of recreating al the info on a new server?.

    How will SBS cope with a restore of a SBS backup on the new machine, pleese
    note that I have changed server name and the local domain.

    Kind Regards Jens W
     
    Jens Willadsen, Jul 24, 2006
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