After running through the SBS 2003 source server preparation steps, configuring an Answer File for our destination SBS 2008 box, and running the SBS 2008 install routine with the Answer File on a USB flash drive we should see the following:
Now, once we have reached this point, we need to run some of the SBS 2008 Set Up Steps (previous blog post) that are situated before the Getting Started Tasks before carrying forward with the Migration Wizard.
This way we have the necessary SBS 2008 configuration steps in place before we move forward. We will see about putting together a guide for a successful migration as soon as we have run through a few of them successfully.
Due to the complex nature of the migration process, we need to speak from the experiences we have and will have migrating our current SBS 2003 networks.
The above screenshot was taken from a client’s new server we have on our bench. We have a ShadowProtect image restored to one of our lab servers so we can run the migration from start to finish to make sure that there are no hidden surprises as their SBS 2003 has been around a long time.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book