SBS upgraded to Server 2003 - SBS still remains

By Lwalker07 ·
We upgraded from SBS to Server 2003 several months ago. Everything seemed fine afterwards but there were several SBS folders left and as time went on we found more SBS left overs. The latest thing that came up was the GPO was still pulling the SBS defaults.

What is the correct process for removing all of the SBS leftovers without damaging the current setup?


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Microsoft Articles

by BFilmFan In reply to SBS upgraded to Server 20 ...

Review the article and technical documents at

You will need the Windows Small Business Server 2003 Transition Pack. See

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to add to BfilmFan....

by CG IT In reply to Microsoft Articles

Link to download the transition pack information..

I gather that you have completed the transition to Standard Edition and simply want to know if Group Policy Objects created when the network was SBS can be removed safely. The answer is that you should run RSOP to find out if in fact they are being applied. If so and you do not want them, then you follow the standard procedure for unlinking GPOs to OUs and then deleting them from the configuration.

If someone happened to change the default domain Group Policy, and you don't have a backup of the non configured default domain group policy, I believe Microsoft Technet has some guidance on how to fix this most grievous of injuries..

And if no one documented what they did, that this would be the most opportune time to do so....

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SBS migration

by Nimmo In reply to SBS upgraded to Server 20 ...

Agood site regarding 03 to 08 migration is note that this site only concentrates on swing migration.

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