Mon, Dec 27 2010 23:11
Migration step two - Patch your server
You must install the latest service packs on the Source Server prior to migration. If updates or service packs are missed, the Source Server will not be eligible for migration, and the Migration Preparation Tool will report the problem and ask you to install the necessary updates before proceeding.
If you've been keeping the SBS 2003 up to date you can skip this step as you would have already done this.
If you haven't, make sure you have a good backup of the server and a maintenance window.
If the server does not have SBS 2003 sp1 (the five part service pack) ensure you've budgeted time for that deployment.
A nicely supported server shouldn't need this step.
A really badly/not well maintained one will need lots of updates and might be a decision factor that some use to do a clean install.
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