|Subject:||Migrating to SBS 2008 - am I missing something?|
|Posted by:||eggedd2k (chrisnrach…@aol.com)|
|Date:||Wed, 15 Jul 2009|
I'm currently in the process of setting up our new SBS 2008 domain
controller and Server 2008 member server.
My plan is as follows:-
- Set up the new servers in a test environment. Create all users, set
up Exchange Server.
- Install all line of business applications on the member server and
fully test via test workstations connected to the test network.
- Carry out full tests to make sure all line of business applications
and email work without any problems.
With regards to the actual go-live changeover I plan to do the
following (brief overview):
- Turn off existing DC and Exchange server
- Join workstations to the new domain
- Make sure all line of business applications work (3 of)
- Make sure email traffic flows
I've read a number of posts on forums that relate to migrations in
terms of demoting existing DC's, transferring user groups etc etc. I
don't see the point in me doing this.
- We're having a new internal domain name
- I've already set up users on the new server (42 users)
The work will be done over a weekend and will result in very little
downtime for users.
Do you have any comments on how I'm planning on doing this?