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Delete the old Folder Redirection Group Policy object. Follow the instructions on pages 73 through 74 in the Microsoft migration document. Give the built-in Administrator group the right to log on as a batch job for Windows SBS 2008 migration Note After...
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At this point of the migration we need to physically remove any attached printers and attach them to the new server (more on that in another blog post). And now we're ready to say goodbye to the SBS 2003 box. Demote the Source Server You must demote...
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Let's try this again now... And voila You must uninstall Exchange Server 2003 from the Source Server before you demote it. This removes all references in AD DS to Exchange Server on the Source Server. You must have your Windows Small Business Server...
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You must uninstall Exchange Server 2003 from the Source Server before you demote it. This removes all references in AD DS to Exchange Server on the Source Server. You must have your Windows Small Business Server 2003 media to remove Exchange Server 2003...
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We're revisiting Migration Step Twenty Eight This has always been a confusing step to me as it says "Here do these steps". What it should say is "Yo, go back and double check that you've done step 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, do steps 6 through...
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At this point in the migration process you should uninstall Exchange 2003 turn off the SBS 2003 and see if anything freaks out on you. This is a key step to ensure that you moved everything off the SBS 2008 box. Leave it off for a full business day. Now...
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One step I forgot to point out was to remove those users that no longer are SBS 2008 users To help secure your network, it is recommended that you delete the STS Worker , SBSBackup , IUSR_SBS , and IWAM_SBS user accounts and any other user account or...
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Now comes the cool part where you can set up the user to access the computer, and limit their view of RWW computers in the Remote Web Workplace. Then on top of that you can make the decision to take away administrator rights. If you have older line of...
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The new info -- from here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc527487(WS.10).aspx is to download a tool. To automatically assign attribute values to a migrated group Download the Windows Small Business Server 2008 Active Directory Group Converter...
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So we're getting to the home stretch and this is the area where in full disclosure, my firm doesn't fax that much. We rely on email. So we've always had a physical fax machine that we walk to and our Secretary delivers the faxed documents...
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This step is better off titled up... ok, honestly how much did you use SharePoint in SBS 2003? If you were a light SharePoint user here's the only step of the migration document that I did: I went to the new box, into the DNS settings and changed...
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There's several ways to identify the shared folders... In the old server go to server managment, click on Shares (local) and review all the shared folders you see there. Obviously things like C$ are built by the OS, but all of those mapped folders...
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We're on to the next step where we clean out the old SBS 2003 group polices. This is where you need an extra cup of coffee or a Mountain Dew on ice to make sure you don't accidentally remove the wrong ones. They can be imported and exported from...
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If you are attaching Windows 7 (or Vista's) to your SBS 2003 you will notice that they pop a UAC upon logging into the server. This is caused by the login script. You'll also note that the migration info wants you to kill off these scripts when...
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Now that we've moved the mailboxes, they all say "user mailbox" and not legacy mailbox. So now onto public folders. Go back to the SBS 2003 box, under administrative groups, under first administrative groups, under public folder store, right...
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So on the day that TechEd Berlin announced the availability of Exchange 2010, I'm doing a test migration from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007. The funny thing is a lot of the keynote videos showcased Outlook 2010 features in conjunction with Exchange...
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If you are like me and already have a godaddy cert ...and believe me when I say I have one... I bought the dang thing for ten years in advance so I wouldn't accidentally forget to renew it. So I kinda want to keep this cert and not rebuy it. But we...
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Migrate network settings This migration step is so easy...that you click the button and go.... uh... that's it? The next step ...because I have a trusted cert I can migrate the cert from one box to the other.. on to step eighteen
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Configure the Internet address and leave IPv6 enabled. If you disable it improperly or incorrectly, you will see numerous network issues, including Exchange failing to start. For more information see this blog post on the Microsoft Web site ( http://blogs...
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Configure the network We're on to the next step.... When you have a GOOD firewall (that is one that doesn't have the uPnP enabled and you have to manually set it up. Enter the router IP and then the server IP. It will run the wizard and complete...
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