Currently I am running on a SBS2003 setup. The hardware used needs urgently to be upgraded so the new server is there. My idee is to leave the SBS setup and go for a pure W2K8R2 64-bit setup with AD and Exchange 2010 included.
What will be the best way to transfer the 7 mailboxes I have from one system to the other? Because the SBS is the PDC of the AD and SBS does not allow a second AD in the forest I setup a seperate network with a new domain to host the new mailserver.
I was thinking of creating a backup .pst file of each mailbox and try to import that again once the transition to the new domain is a fact but I do not know if this is going to work.
Is there anybody out there who had experience in this same scenario? In 2011 I have to convert one of my customers also from a SBS2003 to a SBS2008 environment. Can I use the same scenario, if given, or do I need another one to complete this?
Thanks for the anwers already.
Greetings from Belgium,
-- Alex Wyckmans IT-Consultant - Managing Director Network & Other Services