You know how I said that the migration docs wouldn’t be released until January because that’s what was said in the HP/MS webcast?
Guess what just got released on Technet today…
But ..instead of that “important we recommend you read this”…change that to “dude, Susan will come after you with a 2×4 if you don’t practice this first”.
Migrate to Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard from Windows Small Business Server 2003:
Published: December 23, 2010
Applies To: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard
This guide describes how to migrate an existing Windows® Small Business Server 2003 domain to Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Standard, and then migrate your settings and data. This guide also describes how to remove your existing server from the Windows SBS 2011 Standard network after you finish the migration.
|To avoid problems while migrating your existing server to Windows SBS 2011 Standard, we recommend that you read this document before beginning the migration.|
Terms and definitions
Destination Server: The new server to which you are installing Windows SBS 2011 Standard and migrating your settings and data.
Source Server: The existing server from which you are migrating your settings and data.
Migration process summary
This Migration Guide includes the following steps:
- Prepare your Source Server for Windows SBS 2011 Standard migration. You must ensure that your Source Server and network are ready for migration. This section guides you through backing up the Source Server, evaluating the Source Server system health, installing the most recent service packs and fixes, verifying the network configuration, and raising the functional level of the Active Directory Domain Services domain and forest. You must also run the Migration Preparation Tool on the Source Server, which updates the AD DS schema, installs an update that extends the time limit for the migration, and configures Exchange Server to support migration.
- Create a migration answer file for Windows SBS 2011 Standard migration. An answer file is used by Windows SBS 2011 Standard Setup to automate the installation and run Setup in migration mode. This section introduces you to the migration answer file and guides you through using the Answer File Tool to create the migration answer file.
- Install Windows SBS 2011 Standard in migration mode. This section explains how to use the migration answer file to install Windows SBS 2011 Standard on the Destination Server in migration mode.
- Move settings and data to the Destination Server for Windows SBS 2011 Standard migration. The Migration Wizard helps you migrate settings and data from the Source Server to Windows SBS 2011 Standard. This section explains how to use the Migration Wizard and provides information about the settings and data that you can migrate.
- Delete the old folder redirection Group Policy Object for Windows SBS 2011 Standard migration. This is the final task for establishing folder redirection on the Destination Server. Perform this task only if you had folder redirection enabled on the Source Server.
- Optional post-migration tasks for Windows SBS 2011 Standard migration. After you finish migrating all settings and data to Windows SBS 2011 Standard, you may want to map permitted computers to user accounts, enable folder redirection, configure POP3 connectors, or update mailbox quotas on your new server.
- Run the Windows SBS 2011 Standard Best Practices Analyzer. After you finish migrating settings and data to Windows SBS 2011 Standard, you should download and run the Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Best Practices Analyzer