Tuesday 26 April 2011

Microsoft Download: Migrating SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 Essentials Document

The document with Microsoft’s method for migrating SBS 2003 to the new SBS 2011 Essentials product can be found here:

Note that the SBS 2011 Essentials Web site’s section on migration is a bit buried.

  1. SBS 2011 Essentials Online Help page.
  2. Click Manage Your Server.
  3. Click Migrate Server Data.

We then end up at this page:


The migration process itself looks to be quite a bit different than it is for migrating SBS 2003 to SBS 2008/2011. The requirements for a healthy source server network still stand along with the prerequisite of an up to date source server.

We will be doing a couple of dry runs through the process with a client’s SBS 2003 R2 Premium OS image to make sure that we don’t run into any real problems.

Since the number one hang-up in our own SBS 2003 to SBS 2008/2011 migrations tend to be Public Folder related we are hoping that we will not run into too much difficulty!

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

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