SBS 2000 migration to SBS 2008

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  1. handv

    handv Guest

    Can someone please provide instructions how to move all my client users onto
    a SBS 2008 domain from our current domain of SBS 2000. I have found a word
    document detailing this migration from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008. Can someone
    please confirm if this document would be satisfactory to follow during my
    migration?
     
    handv, Oct 23, 2008
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  2. No - you'd need to do a swing migration or a new build. No direct migration
    using the built-in tools.
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Oct 23, 2008
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  3. handv

    handv Guest

    Can you point me in the direction of any articles on ne build and swing
    migration?
     
    handv, Oct 23, 2008
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  4. They aren't released yet.
     
    Susan Bradley, Oct 23, 2008
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  5. handv

    John Guest

    My client has S.A. 2008 media and we have just done this 'swing' from
    SBS 2000.

    Here are some notes I posted on the Beta testers forum.

    Basic game plan should be.
    Join a Windows 3K server to the sBS2000 box. Move the FISMO roles over
    to the W3K server. Then enable DHCP on the W3K server (source) and run
    the SBS 2008 Answer File Tool ...connect the new SBS2008 server
    (destination) and watch the SBS 2008 reading the Answer File from the
    floppy drive/USB....don't take it out until the migation is completed.

    This dioesn't migrate Exchange 2000 but it is old, then export to
    *pst using Exmerg or Outlook.
    Also you will create "legacy mail boxes' in Exchange 2007 that will
    need to be cleaned up before importing the existing .pst files.


    If you wish to do a 'swing' to keep the original server name from
    SBS3K thru W3K, you will get a red impossible to pass error on the
    Destination server during the migration " You must install SBS 2003
    Service Pack 1" and you must install that SBS SP1 before Windows 2003
    SP2.
    Here is the Tip:
    Just add the Key Value to your Windows 2003 Server
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SmallBusinesServer\ServicePackNumber
    and Value = 0x00000001 and then the standard Migration to SBS 2008
    will proceed.


    I believe most swings will use the original SBS 2003 CD for their W2K
    transitions server and installing the most recent service packs and
    fixes is probably not necessary...just install .Net2 22MB and fix that
    registry.

    Other notes:

    Get the latest HP SmartStart 8.1 CD 64bit (500MB) it will include the
    SBS 2008 Standard install assist.
    Older SmartStart version do not see the DVD.
    If you get HP Server..remember.get more memory :)

    This client was swung from SBS 2000 to W3K to SBS 2008 Premium...a
    good step-up.

    Another note: If the server has 2 NICs disable one of the NICs
    permanently. If the 2nd NIC gets actived during setup my experience is
    it can freeze the install processes for hours.


    --- Anther option for this Swing ...is SBS 2000 > SBS 2003 > SBS 2008
    same name...but all Exchange DC attributes will be intact.



    Out_theBack
    SBS2008 Premium live and in production.





    They aren't released yet.

    *************************************************
    Outback Computers
    -converging communications and computer technologies

    27-31 Munster Terrace, North Melbourne Australia
    **************************************************
     
    John, Oct 26, 2008
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  6. handv

    John Guest

    Hi,

    When you perform this SBS 2000 thru W3K server thru SBS2008 migration,
    the Exchange 2000 mailbox store must be exported (Exmerg) to *pst
    file.
    And upon completion of the SBS 2008 migration the Exchange 2007 will
    show users having legacy mailboxes. Here is a good blog on the fix for
    the issue .
    http://www.adminnotes.com/index/2008/01/exchange-2007-l.html by
    Neil.

    ...you must raise the functional level of Windows SBS 2000 to Native
    mode http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-22_11-5140371.html

    Cheers
    Out_theBack


    My client has S.A. 2008 media and we have just done this 'swing' from
    SBS 2000.

    Here are some notes I posted on the Beta testers forum.

    Basic game plan should be.
    Join a Windows 3K server to the sBS2000 box. Move the FISMO roles over
    to the W3K server. Then enable DHCP on the W3K server (source) and run
    the SBS 2008 Answer File Tool ...connect the new SBS2008 server
    (destination) and watch the SBS 2008 reading the Answer File from the
    floppy drive/USB....don't take it out until the migation is completed.

    This dioesn't migrate Exchange 2000 but it is old, then export to
    *pst using Exmerg or Outlook.
    Also you will create "legacy mail boxes' in Exchange 2007 that will
    need to be cleaned up before importing the existing .pst files.


    If you wish to do a 'swing' to keep the original server name from
    SBS3K thru W3K, you will get a red impossible to pass error on the
    Destination server during the migration " You must install SBS 2003
    Service Pack 1" and you must install that SBS SP1 before Windows 2003
    SP2.
    Here is the Tip:
    Just add the Key Value to your Windows 2003 Server
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SmallBusinesServer\ServicePackNumber
    and Value = 0x00000001 and then the standard Migration to SBS 2008
    will proceed.


    I believe most swings will use the original SBS 2003 CD for their W2K
    transitions server and installing the most recent service packs and
    fixes is probably not necessary...just install .Net2 22MB and fix that
    registry.

    Other notes:

    Get the latest HP SmartStart 8.1 CD 64bit (500MB) it will include the
    SBS 2008 Standard install assist.
    Older SmartStart version do not see the DVD.
    If you get HP Server..remember.get more memory :)

    This client was swung from SBS 2000 to W3K to SBS 2008 Premium...a
    good step-up.

    Another note: If the server has 2 NICs disable one of the NICs
    permanently. If the 2nd NIC gets actived during setup my experience is
    it can freeze the install processes for hours.


    --- Anther option for this Swing ...is SBS 2000 > SBS 2003 > SBS 2008
    same name...but all Exchange DC attributes will be intact.



    Out_theBack
    SBS2008 Premium live and in production.





    They aren't released yet.

    *************************************************
    Outback Computers
    -converging communications and computer technologies

    27-31 Munster Terrace, North Melbourne Australia
    **************************************************

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    John, Oct 28, 2008
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