Migrating to SBS 2008 - am I missing something?

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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)
etc

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?

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