Goal: Put in place new server with SBS 2003, keep existing AD domain, users,
email, file permissions, Blackberry server.
Current Config: One domain, W2K AD server with shared files. NT4 server with Exchange
5.5 (SP4). W2K member server with BES. 25 users, 30 mailboxes, 5 public
folders with custom forms.
I just bought a new server with SBS 2003 Std. I want to put it in place to
replace NT4 (BDC) server and W2K AD server. I am wondering about how I can do this
leaving some of the existing pieces in place to allow the conversion of data
before taking them offline. I would like to migrate over all the W2K users
(same as ones on NT4 server, same domain) and the shared files to the SSB server. I know
the SBS server will have a different server name, but may choke on being in
the same Domain if there is an already AD server.
I know one option is to save all the email accounts to a PST, create the
users on the SBS server with same username and then import in the PST to
their Exchange account. Not sure what I would do with the Public Folders. I
can copy all the W2K shared folders to a workstation C drive and then put
them on the SBS 2003 server and set the directory permissions. I am just
looking for those people with experience to indicate maybe a quicker way or
what problems I will have with the brute-force method.
Thanks in advance
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