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  • SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 Swing migration

    Hi Guys

    We a have a client who wants to upgrade their current SBS Server, The current domain is SBS 2003 and will be upgraded to SBS 2011, they also have a Terminal server on the same site and a additional Domain controller at a remote site connected via hardware VPN.

    I have been looking into the various option on achieving the upgrade, the client would like to keep the existing domain so its either a Migration Microsoft style or a SBS swing migration.

    Has anyone used Swing migration before with a additional Domain Controller either on site or at a remote site? The swing migration web site doesn't really mention this and as the remote DC will be plugged into the network during the whole migration process I feel this may cause issue. I'm thinking of maybe demoting the remote DC to a member server then promote back when the server is introduced to the network.

    I am a bit reluctant to purchase a swing kit until i know if the remote DC will cause an issue.

    Any advice would be much appreciated.


  • #2
    Re: SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 Swing migration

    could just email the swingmigration guys and ask them prior to buying?
    I don't really see why it would cause an issue though..
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    • #3
      Re: SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 Swing migration

      The second DC is not an issue. As you suggest just demote it before you start and repromote it when you finish. Remember to also clean it out of DNS before you start the Swing Miogration

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