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Migrating SBS 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

    Pregunta

  • Is it possible to migrate an SBS 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard.

    The Exchange part is covered with Office 365. Also, can the SBS 2008 CAL's be used for the Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard ?


    // Pete

    lunes, 18 de junio de 2012 8:28

Respuestas

  • Hi 

    it is not possible to migrate an SBS 2008 to windows server 2008 R2 standard.

    You can Add Secondary server as 2008 R2 Standard. Primary Should Be SBS 2008 also you can't use the SBS CAL's to windows 2008 RS. if your primary server is SBS you can use the CAL's.

     

    • Marcado como respuesta astrompetter lunes, 18 de junio de 2012 9:15
    lunes, 18 de junio de 2012 9:12

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  • Yes.

    You can either follow a swing migration (sbsmigration.com)

    Or for more basic steps, just remove Exchange from the SBS, then it is basically a Standard server.. Moving the FSMO roles from SBS to Standard, and waiting for AD replication.

    N Kugan makes a valid point about Licensing however.


    Robert Pearman SBS MVP (2011) | www.titlerequired.com | www.itauthority.co.uk


    lunes, 18 de junio de 2012 9:00
  • Hi 

    it is not possible to migrate an SBS 2008 to windows server 2008 R2 standard.

    You can Add Secondary server as 2008 R2 Standard. Primary Should Be SBS 2008 also you can't use the SBS CAL's to windows 2008 RS. if your primary server is SBS you can use the CAL's.

     

    • Marcado como respuesta astrompetter lunes, 18 de junio de 2012 9:15
    lunes, 18 de junio de 2012 9:12
  • You could try and disable Exchange in the SBS2008 and carry on using it? Wasn't sure about this but the Guy in this article has gone down the same route as you for his customers and outlines all the required steps.

    http://www.infostream.cc/2011/10/removing-exchange-2007-from-small-business-server-2008/

    As it seems to work for him i guess it must be OK?

    Another option, possibly better(?), is to disbale all mailboxes for users and setup Exchange to use another cheap domain name you buy, so the server can still email out reports etc but not get in the way.

    Haven't tested any of that or know how it might affect Office 365 - just giving ideas!

    Of course if you particularly want 2008 R2 then you'll have to migrate.

    Rob

    • Propuesto como respuesta Alan Crowetz viernes, 03 de agosto de 2012 21:19
    lunes, 18 de junio de 2012 9:16
  • If you need to keep the server name the same, you might want to do a Swing migration as Robert said (check sbsmigration.com for details).

    You need to do the O365 transition first before you decommission Exchange.

    If you don't care about the server name, you can introduce the new server as a new DC to the SBS domain, and move data and services over, and eventually decommission the original SBS. I would still prefer to do a Swing migration, as that way you can do the AD cleanup offline.

    As N. Kugan said, you cannot use SBS CAL unless you have a SBS network. But you definitely can migrate.

    lunes, 18 de junio de 2012 9:25
  • Great stuff everybody .. Cheers!

    // Pete

    lunes, 18 de junio de 2012 10:25
  • Hi,

    Yep, SBS 2008 include many features, if there is only one Windows Server 2008 R2 standby. Only the available features on Windows Server 2008 R2 could be migrated.

    Glad to know the inquiry got clarified. Thanks for your time and marking.

    Regards,
    James


    James Xiong

    TechNet Community Support

    martes, 19 de junio de 2012 7:37