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    Hi All,

     

    The business is running windows 2003 Small business Server R2 premium edition on an Intel Server which was purchased in 2006.

     

    What they want to do is purchase a transition pack and move away from SBS, the problem is that they also want to move to the latest and greatest which means a new specced server which will be running Server 2008 as an operating system and also move from SBS exchange to Exchange 2007 as well as SQL2005 or later.

     

    What is the best way of doing this? and would it complicate matters if the SBS applications were split up - for example have Exchange run on a separate server to CRM/SQL .

     

    Please advise how to proceed.

     

    thanx

     

    regards,

    Con42

    Wednesday, October 15, 2008 7:45 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    I am not sure there is an upgrade path from SBS to Windows 2008.  I believe there is an upgrade path to Windows 2003.  Here is a link for your reference.  However, I could be wrong and if I am, someone will give you better information. 

     

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555073/en-us

     

    When you are on Windows 2003, here is the guide to updgrade to 2008.

     

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951041/en-us

     

    Once you are on Windows 2008 and Exchange 2007, having the applications on separate machines is fine.  I think this is common and most run in that type of environment.

     

    You may want to consider just doing a clean install of Windows 2008 on the new machines and then setting up your software fresh. 

     

    Here is an article on migrating SBS to Windows 2003.  There is quite a bit of information about the migration upgrade paths etc. on the internet.  There appears to be some effort associated with this type of upgrade or migration.

     

    http://tec-articles.blogspot.com/2008/01/migrate-from-sbs-2003-to-2003-standard.html

     

    • Marked as answer by Jim Glass Jr Tuesday, June 23, 2009 8:52 PM
    Wednesday, October 15, 2008 12:43 PM