Windows 2003 SBS Old box to New box migration

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Mike, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    I have a 2003 SBS Premium thats running on an old Dell server. Its dying - I
    have a brand new Dell server that I want to "move" the SBS to. What is the
    easiest way to do this? I dont have too much experience with true server
    migration, I usually manually build the new server and domain and manually
    bring the data and workstations over.
    Mike, Jul 27, 2005
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  2. two basic methods are available to you, 'forklift' the current installation
    to new hardware OR perform some form of migration.

    How do I move my server to new hardware

    MS have the 'ADMT' method but most of us consider there are problems with it
    relating to the requirement that the server name and domain name be changed.
    This has significant consequences to what appear totally unrelated items.

    An ADMT style migration is very similar to a SBS2000 to SBS2003 ADMT

    Much better is Jeff's [SBS MVP] Swing It! style
    migration which results in the final server having the same AD and name as
    the original.

    Buy the Swing It! kit, it's worth every penny and more.
    SuperGumby [SBS MVP], Jul 27, 2005
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    cjobes, Jul 27, 2005
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