We’re going to start doing some scans on a SBS 2003 to make sure we’re ready to go for migration.

We’re going to take all of these tips mainly from here:  www.sbsmigrationtips.com whcih resolves to http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2009/02/19/sbs-2008-migrations-from-sbs-2003-keys-to-success.aspx

 And this — http://blog.mpecsinc.ca/2009/06/sbs-2003-to-sbs-2008-migration-guide.html

So first tonight we’re going to run the SBSbpa on the box and go through item by item what it’s telling us.

E. On the Source server, run the SBS 2003 BPA.
  • SBS 2003 BPA
  • Resolve any issues reported in the source environment ahead of time.
  • Know that SBS 2003 SP 1 is not the same as Windows 2003 SP 1 or SP 2. See item #4 for an explanation.

Download it from www.sbsbpa.com which resolves to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=3874527A-DE19-49BB-800F-352F3B6F2922&displaylang=en

Now run it on your system:

 

Click on the view a report…

So let’s go down line by line of the things it found.

1.  Disk space low.  No kidding Sherlock.  It’s a five year old server so I think I done pretty darn good to be still with 19% free with about a month left to go before we move to a new box. 

2.  Network interface driver file more than one year old.  If you think I’m going to be flashing network card drivers on this baby now, keep dreaming.  That’s an ignore for now. On a server you had not upgrade the nic drivers since it was built that would be another story.  You’d need to look at that and make sure it has newer drivers.  for me, it’s going to stay there for now.

3.  Network interface driver file more than one year old.  This is a SBS 2003 with two nics and ISA (for about another week) and so that’s why the two warnings.

4.  Windows Update Service v3 is at RTM.  Ignore this.  I actually have SP2 on the box but the BPA hasn’t been updated to reflect that.

5.  Your email domain is on the turf list.   Your e-mail domain exists in the list in the msExchTurfListNames attribute. This can cause problems with public folder replication during a migration. To remove the domain from the list, open Exchange System Manager, expand Global Settings, right-click Message Delivery, and then click Properties. Click the Sender Filtering tab, and then remove your domain from the Senders list.

I’m pretty sure that’s another bogus error as my domain name is not in that list, but to be safe I’ll be removing those addresses and rescanning regardless.

So I removed the entries, rescanned and voila… (except now my external backup drive is indicating it needs more room 🙂

 So now we’re done with item number E .

E. On the Source server, run the SBS 2003 BPA.
  • SBS 2003 BPA
  • Resolve any issues reported in the source environment ahead of time.
  • Know that SBS 2003 SP 1 is not the same as Windows 2003 SP 1 or SP 2. See item #4 for an explanation.
 

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