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  • SBS 2003 Grace Period

    I'm on my way of migrating SBS 2003 to 2008 R2 (not SBS). Many people are saying about the grace period. I worried about that and already extended to 21 days by running hotfix.
    But I'm not sure whether grace period is only effect to SBS to SBS migration OR SBS to Standard Migration too.

    Thu Ya

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    Re: SBS 2003 Grace Period

    AFAIK the grace perod is extended from 7 to 21 days for the co-existance of 2 SBS Servers in a single domain. Adding extra DCs to the domain is supported normally so not affected by the grace period. I've never done an SBS to full product migration, but I'd expect the installation of Exchange to be where things get sticky, however there are documented procedures on Technet for this.
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      Re: SBS 2003 Grace Period

      Exchange is a standard move mailbox between two servers in an organisation. Just make sure that you get the public folder replication and then removal of the Ex2003 correct.

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