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Moshe Shopen

sbs 2008 migration steps


i am considering my steps in migration the 2008 sbs server making ready all backups and upgrades.

from my understanding it is best to first move the exchange to a new location and than handle the rest of the sbs roles.

Reading  the tutorial for migration exchange 2007 to exchange 2013 on windows 2012 R2 it says:

"In this situation we already have installed Windows Server Essentials 2012R2 or a Windows Server 2016 and we migrated FSMO roles from the SBS 2008 to that new server"

i want to 1st. migrate the exchange - see it all running smoothly on the new 2013 server and after that migrate the other roles (AD,DC etc..)

can i first move the exchange 2007 to the new 2013 server without migrating the FSMO roles or it is a must to migrate the FSMO to the new server first ?

Thanks a lot for the support !



  • Exchange Server 2007
  • Migration
  • SBS 2008
  • Windows Firewall
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
asked01/06/2019 16:36
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Mariette Knap

You can migrate Exchange 2007 to 2013 without any other replica Domain Controllers as I suggest. It was merely an example of how things can be done but your idea will work.

Moshe Shopen

anybody ?


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