Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

migrating from SBS 2003 to windows 2008 and exchange 2007 with a new domain

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • migrating from SBS 2003 to windows 2008 and exchange 2007 with a new domain

    Hello all ,

    I have a SBS 2003 and i have exchange running on it. my company has decided that we should move to server 2008 with exchange 2007 with a new domain name. so what i am looking to accomplish is migrating my users emails from company A with domain A runing on SBS 2003 to company B with domain B running on server 2008 with exchange 2007.
    what is the best way to go about that .


    Thank you

  • #2
    Re: migrating from SBS 2003 to windows 2008 and exchange 2007 with a new domian

    not sure you can do it , since it is not possible to create a Trust relationship between domains/forests on SBS2003, and you need a trust for the migration process.
    unless there are other ways I am not aware of.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: migrating from SBS 2003 to windows 2008 and exchange 2007 with a new domian

      Moved from Server 2008 Forum to here as you appear to want to know how to move the mailboxes to a new Exchange setup.
      1 1 was a racehorse.
      2 2 was 1 2.
      1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
      2 2 1 1 2

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: migrating from SBS 2003 to windows 2008 and exchange 2007 with a new domain

        You cannot use any of the migration tools to do that move.

        You are left with only once option - exmerge of the content in to PST files, then import it in to Exchange 2007. That will require an additional machine as you cannot run the import process on the server. It is documented on Technet.

        If you have public folder data then that has to be manually moved to PST files through Outlook, the folders created fresh on the new server and then the content moved in to those new folders, again through Outlook. I DO NOT recommend a drag and drop of the folder itself as that brings across invalid permissions which then require a clean up.

        It isn't pretty, it is a lot of work, but that is your only option.

        Simon.
        --
        Simon Butler
        Exchange MVP

        Blog: http://blog.sembee.co.uk/
        More Exchange Content: http://exchange.sembee.info/
        Exchange Resources List: http://exbpa.com/
        In the UK? Hire me: http://www.sembee.co.uk/

        Sembee is a registered trademark, used here with permission.

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: migrating from SBS 2003 to windows 2008 and exchange 2007 with a new domain

          Thank you all for your help, I'll keep you updated on what route did i take.

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: migrating from SBS 2003 to windows 2008 and exchange 2007 with a new domain

            Hmmm - you could use a transition pack to strip the SBS limitations, then do a domain rename. Then transition to Exchange 2007. Advantages there is you'd keep everything you already have. You won't have to touch any of the workstations, either.
            Pat Richard
            Exchange MVP
            contributing author "Microsoft Exchange Server 2007: The Complete Reference"

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: migrating from SBS 2003 to windows 2008 and exchange 2007 with a new domain

              There is an artical I bookmarked that covers this quite well at
              http://www.itexpertmag.com/server/up...-exchange-2007
              Regards
              J

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: migrating from SBS 2003 to windows 2008 and exchange 2007 with a new domain

                This so far is an enimga as naturally there is no in place upgrade. Jeff Middleton has come up with a swing kit for SBS2008 which should be imminent. Either way currently this means a fresh build from scratch on new hardware. (unless its already 64bit) SBS isnt capable of trusting another domain therefore the ADMT approach wont work. Im not sure if this rings true with SBS2008 yet but it would be nice if MS could relax that feature to at least allow a smoother migration process of AD objects. If your enviroment isnt too big depending on the amount of users you may have to create them manually although the SBS wizard for creating users is excellent for this in batches. In regards to your mail the only option is exmerge in my opinion but that has a limitation of 2GB mailboxes so you will have to make sure in an ideal scenario that all mailboxes are as small as possible to ensure a faster migration process.
                Last edited by scurlaruntings; 24th October 2008, 20:42.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: migrating from SBS 2003 to windows 2008 and exchange 2007 with a new domain

                  I don't see why Microsoft should relax the trust rules for a migration, because there is simply no reason to migrate to a new domain. Why not upgrade the domain to SBS 2008? Microsoft have built that in, using some migration wizards and a few other bits - all of which is documented by Microsoft. I don't think an sbsmigration kit will be required because Microsoft have already done it.

                  The fact that this is SBS is pretty much inconsequential. If you want to migrate Exchange to a new forest you have to do it the manual way.

                  Simon.
                  --
                  Simon Butler
                  Exchange MVP

                  Blog: http://blog.sembee.co.uk/
                  More Exchange Content: http://exchange.sembee.info/
                  Exchange Resources List: http://exbpa.com/
                  In the UK? Hire me: http://www.sembee.co.uk/

                  Sembee is a registered trademark, used here with permission.

                  Comment

                  Working...
                  X