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Migrate to SBS 2011 Essentials from SBS 2008 RRS feed

  • Question

  • We had to outsource our Exchange Server due to continued issues with the main power in the building were in.

    Currently running a SBS 2008 box with all the Exchange Server services disabled since we use a hosted solution now.

    I like the SBS setup, but no longer need Exchange Server intergrated.

    Looking to migrate to the  SBS 2011 Essentials which is Exchange Server free, but has all the other nice features.

    I've searched hi/low for any info on this sort of migration, but none to be found.

    Would appreciate any assistance with this.

    Thanks

    Thursday, October 6, 2011 11:58 AM

Answers

  • I think the steps would be quite similar to ones described in :

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=3231

    I'd advise you to try it in the lab before trying it out the production environment.

     

    Thursday, October 6, 2011 12:22 PM
  • Hi,

    It is alright there isn't one at the moment, so you might use the SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 Essentials guide, this will bring the most close guide at the moment. Also there is a guide from SBS 2008 to SBS 2011 standard this might also bring so useful information.

    Beside the guides there is also some useful information for migration key to success that will give you some tips about preparing the source server.

    All information can be found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sbs/gg981878

    Last thing to add before you start your migration always make sure you have a good backup of the server so you can return if anything might go wrong. If you have the abillity it might be wise to make a virtualized copy of the SBS 2008 server and do a test migration on a separated network so you know how the process goes and can eliminate problems.


    Regards Ronny
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    Thursday, October 6, 2011 12:33 PM

All replies

  • I think the steps would be quite similar to ones described in :

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=3231

    I'd advise you to try it in the lab before trying it out the production environment.

     

    Thursday, October 6, 2011 12:22 PM
  • Hi,

    It is alright there isn't one at the moment, so you might use the SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 Essentials guide, this will bring the most close guide at the moment. Also there is a guide from SBS 2008 to SBS 2011 standard this might also bring so useful information.

    Beside the guides there is also some useful information for migration key to success that will give you some tips about preparing the source server.

    All information can be found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sbs/gg981878

    Last thing to add before you start your migration always make sure you have a good backup of the server so you can return if anything might go wrong. If you have the abillity it might be wise to make a virtualized copy of the SBS 2008 server and do a test migration on a separated network so you know how the process goes and can eliminate problems.


    Regards Ronny
    -------------
    Visit my Blog or follow me on Twitter
    Thursday, October 6, 2011 12:33 PM