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SBS 2003 Migration to a new server

By dhallman ·
I have an existing 2003 Microsoft Small Business Server SBS that I need to migrate to a new server. I understand you can only have 1 SBS server in a domain. SBS is a seperate install after you install Windows 2003 Server. Can anyone confirm if this process works?

1. Install Windows 2003 from the SBS installation CD. Stop before starting the SBS portion of the install.
2. Join the new server to the existing SBS domain. Transfer the server roles to the new server.
3. Demote the existing SBS 2003 server to remove it from the domain.
4. Continue the SBS installation on the new server.

I believe I have done this before but I don't recall for sure if this was how the process works. Can anyone please confirm if this process does work.

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Swing Migration

by juanemanon In reply to SBS 2003 Migration to a n ...

Im not sure if this is relevant anymore but make a search for the Swing Migration method of migrating SBS to new hardware.

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SBSMIGRATION.COM

by Service In reply to SBS 2003 Migration to a n ...

I recently upgraded to a new Poweredge server. SBSMigration made the upgrade absolutely painless (sbs2k3R2 to sbs2k3 R2), best money I ever spent. Server name,Domain Name, everything stayed the same, cept for the new hardware. They hold your hand the entire way, plus their support forums are full of knowledge just in case you get stuck.

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SBS Mirgation can go wrong during FSMO Roll Transfer

by davidharrelson In reply to SBS 2003 Migration to a n ...

Here's the FSMO role seizure article just in case it becomes necessary

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324801

Dave
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