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Overview This article covers the “Microsoft” method for migrating from SBS 2003 to SBS 2011. Following this method allows you to add a new SBS 2011 server to the existing domain allowing you to then gracefully migrate data across (you have 21 days until the SBS2003 server will shutdown). Following this method minimises the downtime …

Install the Migration Preparation Tool You will need to install the migration preparation tool on the source server. To do this either insert the DVD into the source server, or if the server doesn’t have a DVD drive then copy the files to a USB drive an run the migration tool manually. Below is the …

Decomission SBS 2003 Server   1. Decomission Exchange Do not continue if you have not moved all mailboxes over! Move all public folders to the new SBS server. To verify that the public folders have been moved check the below folder. Therefore should be no instances listed   Remove now redundant connectors (i.e. the connector …

Migration In the SBS console there is an “migrate to windows SBS” option. Selecting this brings up the Migration Wizard These options are discussed further below. Change where to store data on the destination server Use this to change where the users redirected folders, exchange databases, shared folders and more are stored Configure the network …

This section covers the installation of the new SBS 2008 server. The migration of data is covered in part 3. Step 1 – Create Answer File with Source Migration Tool Connect a USB key to the SBS 2003 server and make sure the USB key is visible as a drive in my computer. Then run …

Migration from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 – Part 1

Overview This article covers the “Microsoft” method for migrating from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008. Following this method allows you to add a new SBS 2008 server to the existing domain allowing you to then gracefully migrate data across (you have 21 days until the SBS2003 server will shutdown). Following this method minimises the downtime …

Once you have finished the setup of SBS 2008 you will need to migrate data and settings over to the new SBS 2008 server. In the SBS 2008 Console there is a “Migrate to Windows SBS” wizard. Work your way through these wizards and following the instructions. Note that migrating data and mailboxes will effect …

The final part walks through decommissioning the old SBS 2003 server. Remove Exchange from SBS 2003 Move all public folders to the new server. Check the public folders are replicated to the new SBS server and are in sync. Create a new public folder store on the new SBS 2008 server Then drag and drop …

Users Not Displayed in the SBS 2008 Console

  Problem On the Users and Groups tab of the SBS console you may find not all users are listed. Reason This is because the users were not created via the SBS console – therefore the user’s Active Directory (AD) attribute msSBSCreationState value is not set to “Created”. If you are in the process of …