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  • Migrating SBS 2008 to Windows 2008

    Hello all!
    I have searched all over the web and I had no luck. Maybe because there is no one did this before.
    We have a small business of 50 users, and we have SBS 2008 running for our business.
    Now the business is growing and we have about 120 users and we are growing more. I am planning on moving from SBS 2008 to Windows 2008 since I wonít be able to use SBS anymore.
    My plan is to have Windows 2008 server for the AD, DNS, DHCP, etc. and have a second server for Exchange Server. I need a plan to work with this without having the users offline.
    I have no problem starting all over for creating the AD users and the Exchange database and mailboxes.
    My main concern is not having the SBS 2008 offline before finishing the new server and the new Exchange, and both domain servers (New and old) will be on the same network.
    Anyone knows a best way to do this?
    Thanks.

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    Re: Migrating SBS 2008 to Windows 2008

    I think you will find http://www.sbsmigration.com/ will be able to handle this.

    Another option that may be worth considering is WEBS. Windows Essentials Business Server http://www.microsoft.com/ebs/en/us/default.aspx Basically it is an expanded version of SBS but with the capacity for 250 users. However I know nothing about migrating to it from any other Windows O/S.
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    • #3
      Re: Migrating SBS 2008 to Windows 2008

      Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
      I think you will find http://www.sbsmigration.com/ will be able to handle this.

      Another option that may be worth considering is WEBS. Windows Essentials Business Server http://www.microsoft.com/ebs/en/us/default.aspx Basically it is an expanded version of SBS but with the capacity for 250 users. However I know nothing about migrating to it from any other Windows O/S.

      Thank you for replying. The link you provided is for a software called "Swing it" and it migrates SBS into SBS, 2003 into 2008, 2008 into 2008, etc. But it doesn't migrate SBS into regular Windows..

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      • #4
        Re: Migrating SBS 2008 to Windows 2008

        Have you considered moving to EBS - One management server (AD, DND, DHCP etc + SCE= System Centre Essentials), One messaging server (Exchange, FAX etc) and one Edge Security server(TMG=successor to ISA + Exchange Edge Server role). Premium edition comes with additional server + SQL.
        Not cheap, but cheaper than buying the individual packages I mentioned above. And, guess what, it comes with a migration/upgrade advisor which is a sort of migration tookit.
        BTW the swing kit is just as relevant for Windows Server as it is for SBS . If you understand what it is doing, you will understand that, in the final stages, you just install WinSrv 2008 instead of SBS 2008.
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        • #5
          Re: Migrating SBS 2008 to Windows 2008

          Well, I talked to Jeff Middleton (Swing Migration) and he explained to me that he had never done the migration from SBS 2008 to 2008 Standard.
          Any other ideas?

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          • #6
            Re: Migrating SBS 2008 to Windows 2008

            what you need is a transition pack
            I know you can get them for SBS2003 - basically it transitions the licenses over from SBS to 2003 native, including exchange licenses and things like that.
            At the same time - it removes the requirement for the SBS server to hold the master roles and things like that - all issues that you'll hit quick smartt, if you try and migrate and shutdown the sbs server.

            THe other option is to build a new domain and recreate everything.. however, please note that, unless sbs2008 has changed, you cannot create a trust, so using ADMT won't work :/


            http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...ransition.mspx

            (note - this is for SBS2003)
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