Migration downtime


  • Hi, we are about to migrate an sbs 2003 server to windows server essentials 2012 & I would like to know what downtime this is going to create for the users on the network?

    Once the new server is onsite, I will run the migration wizard but will THIS PART have any affect on the users working, ie exchange, data etc) or does it just setup the new server & allow it to run alongside the existing DC? Basically should this wizard be run out of hours or does it not matter?

    I was hoping this was the case, & then I can manually switch over to office 365 from the old Exchange server, & manually move the data & setup client PC's at a later date, but wasn't sure?

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 9:29 AM