Migration and integration of SBS into P2P lan

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Mark, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. Mark

    Mark Guest

    I am setting up our SBS Standard with 2-nic setup and am
    installing it into an existing p2p network with 5 live
    POP3 mail clients.

    Since I am unsure of how my ISP might be able to support
    SMTP mail exchange (and may need to keep POP3 alive and
    well), I'd like to establish the SBS in the local network
    BEFORE I transition all email across into Exchange. And I
    mean perhaps a 1 week transition period so I get the mail
    issues right before taking the plunge.

    How do I add the SBS to the network as the new DHCP server
    (replacing the router) such that I do not disrupt their
    current MS Outlook environment and PC's which look at the
    router for DHCP? I assume the SBS will handle it once I
    point each PC to the new SBS for DHCP - correct?

    I also expect it will take me some time to migrate all
    users across into exchange but until I know how that
    should be done I want to get the server up and running
    with antivirus etc. What is the best approach?

    And if I have MS Office Professional on each PC, do I need
    to worry about Client Applications (managed from the SBS)
    such as Outlook (included with SBS)?

    I may not be going about this the right way but I get the
    feeling that when you follow the actions on the To Do List
    during setup it is an all or nothing type cutover. I don't
    want to have the exchange server downloading each user's
    mail when they are still going to be using POP3 to our ISP
    for the next week or so.

    My aim is to migrate all 5 PCs/users (3xXP Pro and
    2xW98SE) to exchange-based mail with Trend Micro CSM Suite
    for SMB but I'm not sure of how I can reasonably break
    this up into small or big chunks of work - with
    appropriate risk management.

    Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

    Mark, Aug 1, 2004
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