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SBS2008 -> Server 2016: migration Step 13.10: Installed product does not match the installation source(s)

c:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Bin> /mode:uninstall Welcome to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unattended Setup Preparing Exchange Setup The following server roles will be removed     Mailbox Role     Client Access Role     Hub Transport Role     Management Tools Performing Microsoft Exchange Server Prerequisite Check     Mailbox Role Checks              ......................... COMPLETED     Client Access Role Checks        ......................... COMPLETED     Hub Transport Role Checks        ......................... COMPLETED     Organization Checks              ......................... COMPLETED ...

Bill Wilson Bill Wilson
asked 1/15/2018 2:20:50 AM

SBS2008 to Windows Server 2016 Standard w/Essentials Role - Step 10 Connector Upgrade

I have an environment where I have close to 40 workstations that I need to upgrade from SBS2008 connector to the 2016 one.  Walking around to each one is going to be a nightmare!  Is there anyway to please: 1)  Script the uninstall of the 2008 Connector 2)  Script to install the 2016 Connector (although there are some workstations that are Vista and Windows 7 - so the script should skip over installing on these guys, as you mentioned the new connector is not compatible?). 3)  Way to push this out via AD. These are non-computer ...

Shawn Lemay Shawn Lemay
asked 1/17/2018 7:41:43 PM

Question about SBS 2008 - WSE2016 tutorial, regarding DFS & GPOs

Hello Mariëtte, Thank you for writing these tutorials, they are very helpful. I'm going through my first one now, and have a question on Step 9 'Migrate files, folders, and shares from SBS 2008 with DFSR'. I have completed the replication, it all worked as expected. The instructions say: "Once replication partners are configured you can change the UNC path to the new server. Users will never notice anything happened and if you are done just break the replication set." My specific questions are: Where you say 'change the UNC path to the ...

Chris Benson Chris Benson
asked 11/22/2017 5:19:15 PM

Point of no return?

Planning my move from 2008 sbs to exchange 2016 & am currently at step 6 in the 'How to migrate from SBS 2008 standard to windows server 2012 R2 essentials' tutorial,  Transfer the operations master roles from the SBS 2008 to the new Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials server, but have some questions before going any further. 1) At what point am I at a 'point of no return'? 2) Will I be installing Exchange 2013 on the same 2012 server I've been setting up through this point in the process? I plan to finish ...

Mike Post Mike Post
asked 12/27/2017 9:35:30 PM

System State Backup - Volumes must be smaller than 2 TB

Attempting 2nd SBS 2008 migration to Server 2016 Standard and stuck at trying to perform the system state backup on SBS. Upon executing the command 'wbadmin start systemstatebackup -backuptarget:I:" we are presented with the following: "This will backup the system state from volume(s) OS(C:), Date Volume(F:), Backup(H:) to I:"  Do you want to proceed?  YES. Next we are presented with an error: "Volumes must be smaller than 2 TB minus (-) 4 GB to be protected." The server has the following volumes: C:  OS            103GB D: PageFile   170GB E: Exchange  652GB ...

Gerry Wieczerza Gerry Wieczerza
asked 1/2/2018 9:18:40 PM

SBS 2008 to Server 2012 R2 Essentials Migrating Data Files, Shares, Folder Redirection, DHCP and Login Scripts

I'm looking at the Migration Guide from SBS 2008 to Server 2012 R2 Essentials and I don't see a section covering migrating shares and data files, nor is there any mention of migrating DHCP and login scripts. Did I just miss these parts?  If so, can you please direct me to where there are in this migration guide? I'm familiar with Robocopy and have used it successfully to migrate servers in the past.  Since this migration is a small server I'll most likely use it again.  DFSR is probably overkill in this situation. I'm also ...

Chuck Orton Chuck Orton
asked 1/11/2018 8:44:48 PM

Moving from SBS2008 to server 2016 - Adding Server Essential role to server 2016 error

I am starting the move from sbs2008 to server 2016.  I am trying to add the Server Essentials role to the server 2016, when I put in the domain name, it comes up that "A domain with this name already exists in your network".  How do I add the role to this server when it will need to join the domain that is already out there.  I can't have a different domain name due to several LOB apps and cloud apps on another server, and there is only one network available to use? Thank you, Greg ...

Greg Mohr Greg Mohr
asked 1/12/2018 12:07:26 AM

I am following migration script to move from Exchange 2010 on SBS11 to Exchange 2016 on S2016 Standard, cannot find Set-VirtualDirectories.ps1?

Up to this point, everything going well!  No mention of saving things to a 'powershell directory'. Cannot find Set-VirtualDirectories.ps1 by searching server or Exchange 2016 CU7 disk. Help!

Frank Kay Frank Kay
asked 1/6/2018 12:09:50 PM

SBS 2008 / SBS 2011 Migration to Server 2016 - Printers

What is the best way to address printers in the migration of SBS 2008 / SBS 2011 to Server 2016 Standard? Specifically, with 20 printers setup on SBS which are distributed via computer group policies, the policies will be migrated to the new server and obviously point to SBS.   As you cannot edit a deployed printer as to where it points I assume you would have to recreate all the printers on Server 2016 and then deploy those printers.   Is this correct?   How do you go about cleaning up the printers that are already deployed as ...

Gerry Wieczerza Gerry Wieczerza
asked 1/11/2018 2:48:12 AM

After migrating SBS 2011 email to Office 365 is it possible to remove SBS server and join Azure AD?

This is a small company (15 users).  They successfully migrated to Office 365 over a year ago. Still have the SBS 2011 server in house for authentication and File Server. It is still running Exchange and SharePoint but not being used by the company.  The SBS Server is not connected to Office 365 so the users are not syncing their profiles\passwords.  They have an SBS domain user\password and an Office 365 user\password.  They are using Office 365 for email, SharePoint, OneDrive, etc.  They have moved most of their files from the SBS Server to SharePoint and user files ...

Edward Kelly Edward Kelly
asked 1/10/2018 9:43:47 PM

Server 2016 Standard with Essentials Role vs Server 2016 Essentials

What are the differences between these two setups?

Matt Reed Matt Reed
asked 1/10/2018 11:54:02 PM

Traces of 2000/2003 Exchange blocking Exchange 2012 installation

Hello Server Essentials, I'm stuck on an Exchange 2013cu19 installation because it seems to have some traces of an old un-properly demoted 2000 or 2003 Exchange Architecture is following: HYPERV on 2012 with: SBS2008/Exchange2007 server New 2016 Server already promoted as DC + DHCP and DNS Server Old, demoted, win2008R2, backup DNS server and other small management tools +One datadomain I'm not able to explain where the traces come from, and i dont find anything like old exchange through adsiedit Is there any simple way to locate where the ...

Nicolas Salocin Nicolas Salocin
asked 1/10/2018 6:00:54 AM

Can I migrate from SB2008/Exchange 2007 to Office 365 for email and then just remove Exchange from SBS2008?

I've taken the time over the Christmas break to migrate our emails to Office 365 from the Exchange 2007 local server we had.  Not too much data but with the terrible upload speeds here in Australia this was a 9 day migration. We are not yet ready to change completely from SBS2008 to a newer server version as we have some other software changes that need to be made first. I can manually set everyone up in Outlook to look at the new Office 365 servers only, but am I safe to remove Exchange 2007 completely?  Will ...

David Strange David Strange
asked 1/4/2018 12:21:47 PM

Access Dual Monitors Remotely

Clients have two monitors at work site.  They connect remotely using Server 2012 R2 remote web access.  Would like to be able to connect remotely and have two monitors accessible with the remote connection from PC with two monitors.

Kent Autrand Kent Autrand
asked 1/3/2018 9:19:06 PM

Mac Clients Compatibility for Server 2016 Essentials

Hi All, Earlier in the year I installed Server 2016 Essentials for a small business that used both Windows and Mac clients PCs. Everything was fine for the Win PCs, but what a nightmare with the Macs. Joining the Macs to the server/domain was my first issue, and I then constantly ran into network connectivity issues, so much so that I had to revert to using the Acronis Files Connect software (an expensive but effective option for a small business). I am shortly meeting a new small business client that solely runs Macs, but with no networked ...

Darrell Smith Darrell Smith
asked 12/26/2017 8:39:23 AM

WARNING: Object EXCH2012\Rpc (Default Web Site) has been corrupted

I am following: How to migrate Exchange Server 2007 from SBS 2008 to a new Exchange Server 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2: Section 7. Configure Outlook Anywhere $Exchange2013HostName = "" Get-ExchangeServer | Where {($_.AdminDisplayVersion -Like "Version 8*") -And ($_.ServerRole -Like "*ClientAccess*")} | Get-ClientAccessServer | Where {$_.OutlookAnywhereEnabled -Eq $True} | ForEach {Set-OutlookAnywhere "$_\RPC (SBS Web Applications)" -ClientAuthenticationMethod Basic -SSLOffloading $False -ExternalHostName $Exchange2013HostName -IISAuthenticationMethods NTLM, Basic} I have run the above commands and then as suggested: Get-OutlookAnywhere And I get this error: WARNING: Object EXCH2012\Rpc (Default Web Site) ...

David Moore David Moore
asked 1/2/2018 9:21:57 AM

Exch 2016 Internal and external URL with sbs 2011 coexistence

The internal/external URL on sbs 2011 is aready Is it safe to assume that the exch 2016 internal/external urls shouldn't match? Also, at what point do I change the incoming smtp and ssl ports to point to the new server? i had 600GB of mail to migrate so thus coexistence needs to be intact for a while.

Paul Christian Paul Christian
asked 12/21/2017 10:33:43 PM

Post Migration from SBS 2008 to Server 2016

After completing the Migration from SBS 2008 to Server 2016 (Standard) and removing SBS 2008 from the network, is there any issue with both renaming the Server 2016 computer to match the old SBS server name (Server) and changing Server 2016's IP address to be the same that SBS 2008 was?

Gerry Wieczerza Gerry Wieczerza
asked 12/20/2017 7:18:08 PM

WSE2016 /connect page broken

Hi,   I just set up a Win10 client. then headed to https://myserver/connect and getr an exception. Exact error is displayed only when I call that page on the server itself for security reasons:   " Die Datei oder Assembly "ClientSetupCommon, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35" oder eine Abhängigkeit davon wurde nicht gefunden. Das System kann die angegebene Datei nicht finden. Beschreibung: Unbehandelte Ausnahme beim Ausführen der aktuellen Webanforderung. Überprüfen Sie die Stapelüberwachung, um weitere Informationen über diesen Fehler anzuzeigen und festzustellen, wo der Fehler im Code verursacht wurde. ...

Sebastian Goss Sebastian Goss
asked 12/17/2017 10:23:41 AM

Best way to fix WSUS issues on SBS 2011

Have a client with a SBS 2011 server, that needs to hold on until it is replaced.  WSUS Console will not load. Every time I start the console I get "ERROR: CONNECTION ERROR."  I have read countless web pages on how to clean out the old updates and reduce the size of the database (30 GB), but so far nothing has worked.  Another issues is that my backup file can no longer handle backing up the database files. Adamj Clean-WSUS is a complex script file that is supposed to do wonders, but needs additional software loaded on ...

Matt Reed Matt Reed
asked 12/6/2017 10:17:46 PM

SBS 2008 to 2016 (non-essentials)

Hello, What if we just want to migrate to 2016 Standard (non-essentials).  Is there any differences that need to be adjusted for in the migration guide? Thanks, Tom

Tom Swinford Tom Swinford
asked 12/11/2017 9:44:47 PM

How to start a program on server startup

New Server 2016 Essentials. Client database needs to start up after the server restarts. How can I get the startup command to run on Windows start? It needs to start without requiring a user logon at the server. Prefer not to make it run as a service if possible. Thanks.

Art Saffran Art Saffran
asked 11/29/2017 8:55:36 PM

Migrate exchange 2007 from SBS2008 to win2012 after already completed SBS2008 to 2016 server migration

Hello, I've made a SBS 2008 to Windows 2016 server migration following the guide:  How to migrate from SBS 2008 to Windows Server 2016 (Essentials) . I didn't migrate exchange 2007. Is there a way to proceed? Will building a new Windows 2012 server for SBS/exchange2017 --> win2012/exchange2013 migration work having already migrate the domain controller to 2016? Thank you for your advice Regards, Nicolas

Nicolas Salocin Nicolas Salocin
asked 12/9/2017 10:53:15 PM

SBS2008 with Exchange 2007 migration to Server 2016 with Essentials Experience and Server 2016 with Exchange 2016

I'm a migration from SBS2008 with Exchange 2007 migration to Server 2016 with Essential's Experience and Server 2016 with Exchange 2016. I understand that Exchange 2016 does not support migration from legacy Exchange 2003/2007 and that I should migrate first to Exchange 2013 and then to 2016. Would the correct order of migration be as follows? Migrate SBS2008 to 2016 EE exept Exchange Create a server 2012 R2 with Exchange 2013 and migrate Exchange 2007 to 2013 Then create a server 2016 with Exchange 2016 and then migrate Exchange 2013 to 2016.  ...

Simon Hansen Simon Hansen
asked 12/9/2017 2:47:46 PM

How do I change the branded RWA Login Page on a OEM installed Windows Server Essentials 2016

I have purchased a server from Dell, and it is the first one that actually had Server Essentials 2016 preinstalled. Usually, I install SE16 myself. On the sign-in page, there is a little link that says I would like to remove it. Changing the homepage links in RWA settings do not change this.

Michael Stoffel Michael Stoffel
asked 11/17/2017 1:44:12 PM