Whitepaper – Migrating SBS 2003 to New Hardware

 Microsoft has released a new whitepaper and set of worksheets entitled:

 “Migrating Windows Small Business Server 2003 to New Hardware

Sections include:

The whitepaper outlines the following steps for migrating from an existing computer running Windows SBS 2003 to new hardware:

  1. Evaluate the current status of the source server.
  2. Install Windows SBS 2003 and join the domain.
  3. Transfer Exchange Server 2003 settings and folders.
  4. Migrate shared folders and data folders.
  5. Install and configure the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
  6. Configure Windows SBS 2003 settings.
  7. Migrate Internet Information Services (IIS) Web sites.
  8. Install and migrate Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
  9. Migrate Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server settings.
  10. Migrate Microsoft SQL Server databases.
  11. Remove the source server from the network.

This whitepaper is currently only available in HTML format, but a .DOC version will be made available.

BEST PRACTICE:  For the ultimate information regarding SBS migration, including the following scenarios…

  • SBS 2003 Redeployment
  • SBS 2000 to 2003 Upgrade
  • NT4/SBS 4.5 to 2003 Upgrade
  • SBS 2000 Redeployment

…be sure to check out Jeff Middleton’s
Swing It!! Technician Kit available at www.sbsmigration.com
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Source – Eric Ligman’s Blog:

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