Moving SBS 2008/Exchange to a new box

By dinnabeh ·
We have SBS 2008 server with Exchange. I am planning to rebuild the entire network for this company.
I am setting up the following:
?Windows 2008 server with AD, DNS, DHCP, GC, etc.
?Windows 2008 server 64 bit for a new Exchange enterprise.

I want to move the old exchange from the old SBS 2008 to the new exchange without loosing anything.

What is the best way and procedure to do this?
Help and discussion would be greatly appreciated.

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by Wizard-09 In reply to Moving SBS 2008/Exchange ...

Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Transition Pack

To migrate Active Directory Domain Service and related profiles and folders
from SBS 2003 to Window Server 2008:

1. You can join this new Windows server 2008 to the current domain as an
additional DC.
2. Use FSMT (File Server Migration Toolkit) to migrate files and folders to
the new DC.
3. Use USMT (User State Migration Tool) to migrate user profiles to the new
4. Install Exchange 2007 on the new Windows Server 2008 server.
5. For this is a migration issue, just move the mailbox from former
Exchange Server on SBS to Exchange 2007 with new organization. If you want
to keep the organization, try to do the transition actions.
6. Finally, demote the old SBS 2003 and make it offline

Some related articles that would be useful:

Upgrading to Exchange 2007

Download: Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit

File Server Migration Toolkit Whitepaper

Windows User State Migration Tool (USMT) Version 3.0.1

User State Migration Tool 3.0

Also this is a migration or transition of Exchange server issue, you can
try to post in SBS and Exchange Server Newsgroup to get more information
from support engineers who have a good knowledge of them.

Keep us informed as to your progress if you require further assistance.

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