I gather this isn't as automated as I had hoped judging from the list of
similar issues and depth/detail of the replies I've seen.
I have older hardware running SBS 2003 Std. It is running Exchange 2000,
DNS, no DHCP, 1 NIC, IIS. It is my home setup (training, lab, websites).
I have new server sitting and waiting. It has 1 NIC, but I wouldn't mind
adding 2nd NIC if recommended. Currently routers allowing all servers/WSs to
I have not seen much on migrating from SBS 2003 to SBS 2003 R2 (mostly just
2000 and pre-2000).
I would like to transfer Exchange mailboxes and mail. logins/settings, DNS
settings, AD. Ideally, I'd like to end up with same IP on new server, but
I'm not married to the idea.
Also, I "think" I made a mistake setting up my original SBS server. My
public domain is "myDomain.com". I created my server as "local.myDomain.com"
and that seems to haunt me to this day as I run DNS tests from external sites
testing how well my site comforms to standards. I'm guessing I probably pay a
penalty if I don't keep the exact same nasme on new server?
This is just me mostly on this SBS server and WSs - but I have other member
servers, work stations, actually 3 routers (1 wires, 1 wireless, 1 wireless
dedicated to xBoxs - long story), so I'd have to tweak a limited number of
devices to change to a new internal DNS IP if I picked a new one. But I
would like to retain my mail on several mail ids (my personal, the admin).
Maybe I should not bother to try to "clone" old server to new server - just
create new SBS server and manually rebuild taking old SBS off network?