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Migrate SBS 2003 to SBS 2008


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#1 Ed_Zipper

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 11:39 AM

Simply can I do this by myself without any prior migration experience or do I need another person with me that had more experience? 12 machines. Same domain. New Hardware. A weekend to migrate without interrupting the customer. If it doesn't happen on weekend one then I can cut over on weekend two.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 10:28 AM

What do you mean by twelve machines? Twelve servers? Twelve workstations and a server? Without knowing what portions of SBS they are actually using, how big the actual total amount of data is, available methods of data transfer, and so on it would be hard to say how long it might take. I would allow for much more than a weekend to do it properly and safely. However the good news is that Microsoft allows for multiple SBS servers to be up and running on the same network for a period of time (30 days I think) to perform a smooth migration and change over. Microsoft does have a full explaination on the migration process HERE.

My best advice is to read that entire actricle and it's sub-topics totally. Formulate a WRITTEN plan on paper so you do everything in the proper order and do not forget the next sometimes crucial step. It is critical all of the steps are performed in the correct order for a successful migration.
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:15 PM

Thank you for that link. That is exactly what I need to undertake this task.


1 new server, 12 client machines.




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