Migrate to Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard from Windows Small Business Server 2003 [Susan adds]

Susanism by Susan Bradley

So here’s what I did.. I took all of the blog posts I did for migration from SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 and put them in this document that you can download from the Skydrive.


I then cross referenced to the pages in this document:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ea184914-6445-4d7a-a432-927e6880dcd0

Holler if you have questions!

So when you read that migration document you can match it up with the blog posts and screen shots I did along the way.



7 Responses to Migrate to Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard from Windows Small Business Server 2003 [Susan adds]

  1. Hi Susa,

    Thanks for yet another excellent post! You deserver a solid gold Mini!


  2. Scott says:

    Oh… the irony. I just finished a practice migration yesterday with two windows open: the MS document and your blog. Between the two, I got through it without a hitch. Now if I could just get people to purge some email…

  3. Chris M says:

    Hi Susan,
    That really is helpful!
    My organization currently runs our 2008 SBS server virtually, I am hoping to do the migration to another virtual space on that same physical server. Any issues or problems? Do you know anyone who has attempted this?

  4. Mikael Roos says:

    Great! Lots of thanks. Just what I have been searching for. Not easy to find any real life information about sbs 2011 installations yet.

  5. Dean says:

    Awesome !

  6. We are testing a migration this weekend using your 202 page tome. You are still 200 pages short of Jeff Middleton’s document 🙂

  7. gnikolic says:

    Hello Susan and all!

    This is a great tut. But I am interesting in help regarding a moving data to a whole new server. I dont want to migrate a server because a previosly admin didnt configure SBS 2003 like Microsoft teach and there are a lot of mistakes in every part of SBS.
    I dont want to move data from SharePoint because there are no data. My firm dont use SharePonit because that admin didnt explain them the power of same.

    My goal is to move exchange data (files or mailboxes what is better) to Exchange 2010 and to move some 6 instances from SQL 2005 Express to SQL 2008 R2 Express.

    I think it is better to extract single mailbox from Exchange 2003 and then import them to every user in exchange 2010. Is it good solution or there is some better?

    I am studing in MCDBA and i dont have that expreience in moveing and administrating SQL. What is the best sollution to move data from one to other?

    Thanx in support and sorry for unusual plan for moving but I think it is better to make a solid and secure system based on SBS 2011 and then move data to existing SBS 2011.