Upgrade path from NT 4.5 SBS to W2k3 standard?

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Bradley C, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. Bradley C

    Bradley C Guest

    Is there a supported upgrade route, or do I have to start
    from scratch?
    Bradley C, Jul 27, 2004
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  2. Hi Bradley,

    Thanks for your posting here.

    You can try the following steps.

    1. Install new server as NT 4 BDC in existing SBS domain.
    2. Promote BDC to PDC.
    3. Upgrade new PDC to Windows 2003.
    4. Install Exchange 2003 into existing Exchange 5.5 Site.
    5. Move mailboxes from SBS server to new E2K3 server.
    6. Retire the old SBS domain controller after transferring all data,
    databases and mailboxes from it.

    You can also migrate the SBS to Windows 2003 domain. Please refer to the
    following document.

    Migrating from Small Business Server 4.5 or Windows NT Server 4.0 to
    Windows Small Business Server 2003

    The whitepaper was written to migrate to SBS 2003, the same steps could be
    applied when migrating to Windows Server 2003.

    In addition, I would like to suggest that you submit a post in the SBS


    I believe that you can get move informative suggestion there.

    Have a nice day!

    Bob Qin
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    Microsoft Corporation

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jul 28, 2004
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