Migrating an Exchange 2003 server from Windows SBS to Windows 2003

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Exchange 2003
SBS 2003
Windows Server 2003
Windows Small Business Server
I'm planning to migrate an Exchange 2003 server from a Windows Small Business Server (SBS) box to a new Windows 2003 standard box. I'm not too experienced in Exchange Server management. Are there any tutorials that provide clear, concise instructions on how to go about this migration? Thank you, in advance, for any suggestions.
ASKED: February 18, 2008  5:05 PM
UPDATED: February 20, 2008  2:13 AM

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You should consider using the Small Business Server Transition Pack to move out of the SBS model and into the “full” product model. Once you do that, you can install a second Exchange Server 2003 on your network and move mailboxes over to it. And having done that, you can then follow standard practice to remove the original Exchange Server from the orgnization.

The transition pack is required because installing a second Exchange Server in a SBS network will cause problems for the wizards and key operations of SBS management.

You will find the following information helpful:
1. SBS Transition Pack:

http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsServer2003/sbs/techinfo/planning/transition.mspx

2. Removing the FIrst Exchange Server from an organization:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822931

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