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  • 2003 to 2008 migration debacle

    My co-worker is working on a SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 migration. Not sure what's been done exactly but he's having problems and apparently a mailbox needs to be restored from backup or migrated from the old server still. (I'm a little hazy on the details)

    So here's the issue: the he already ran dcpromo on the 2003 server with Exchange still installed. So now Exchange on the 2003 server won't work. My question, since I know running dcpromo on an Exchange server is a "no no", will promoting the 2003 back to a DC fix the Exchange issues? Will it adversely affect the SBS environment?

    I'm guessing running dcpromo again won't break anything more but I don't really know if it will fix the Exchange issues.

    Thanks!
    Regards,
    Jeremy

    Network Consultant/Engineer
    Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
    www.gma-cpa.com

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    Re: 2003 to 2008 migration debacle

    Are you following the MS migration document to the letter? There are no short cuts. Only exception is Swing Migration from www.sbsmigration.com of course!
    TIA

    Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
    http://www.wintra.co.il/
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    • #3
      Re: 2003 to 2008 migration debacle

      Hi Steven.

      I actually don't know what steps were taken. I've done several migrations using the MS documentation with no issue but I feel that my co-worker skipped or forgot steps.

      So I think the damage is done. Not sure what the end result is but I know he spent some time on the phone with Microsoft.
      Regards,
      Jeremy

      Network Consultant/Engineer
      Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
      www.gma-cpa.com

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