Migration guides

Migration guides for Windows Server 2012 or 2016 Essentials

After running several years, the best solutions get outdated and need to be renewed. In most cases a migration to new hardware is the best route for upgrading the operating system. Our migration guides offer solutions for these projects.

Our migration guides are cost effective methods for experienced IT consultants and the business owner considering availability of skills. Whether you come from SBS 2003, 2008 or SBS 2011 and you want to migrate to Windows Server 2012 R2 or 2016 with Essentials Experience with an on-premise Exchange Server 2013 or 2016. Or maybe you want to move your mail in to the cloud with Office 365. You have come to the right place. We have a migration guide for all of these projects.

Most migration guides are also valid for source operating systems like Windows Server Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter versions. They are not uniquely written for SBS like operating systems. In our migration tutorials we migrate everything and that includes the Domain Controller, AD, DNS, DHCP files and folders. And if Exchange mail is involved like on a SBS 2003, 2008 or 2011 we offer you several choices to migrate either to Office 365 or to an on-premise Exchange Server in your network. With our migration tutorials you don't need anything else!

Choose a target for your migration project

Windows Server 2012 R2 (Essentials)

Migrate from Windows Server 2012 R2 (Essentials) to Windows Server 2016 Essentials or Windows Server 2016 Standard or Datacenter with the Essentials experience role installed.

SBS 2011 Standard

Migrate from SBS 2011 Standard to Windows Server 2016 Essentials or Windows Server 2016 Standard or Datacenter with the Essentials experience role installed.

SBS 2011 Essentials

Migrate from SBS 2011 Essentials to Windows Server 2016 Essentials or Windows Server 2016 Standard or Datacenter with the Essentials experience role installed.

SBS 2008

Migrate from SBS 2008 Standard to Windows Server 2016 Essentials or Windows Server 2016 Standard or Datacenter with the Essentials experience role installed.

Windows Server 2008 (R2) (Standard, Enterprise or Foundation)

Migrate from Windows Server 2008 (R2) (Standard, Enterprise or Foundation) to Windows Server 2016 Essentials or Windows Server 2016 Standard or Datacenter with the Essentials experience role installed.

SBS 2003 R2 Standard or Premium

Migrate from SBS 2003 R2 Standard or Premium to Windows Server 2016 Essentials or Windows Server 2016 Standard or Datacenter with the Essentials experience role installed.

SBS 2011 Standard

Migrate from SBS 2011 Standard to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials or Windows Server R2 Standard or Datacenter with the Essentials experience role installed.

SBS 2011 Essentials

Migrate from SBS 2011 Essentials to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials or Windows Server R2 Standard or Datacenter with the Essentials experience role installed.

SBS 2008

Migrate from SBS 2008 Standard to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials or Windows Server R2 Standard or Datacenter with the Essentials experience role installed.

Windows Server 2008 (R2) (Standard, Enterprise or Foundation)

Migrate from Windows Server 2008 (R2) (Standard, Enterprise or Foundation) to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials or Windows Server 2012 R2 with the Essentials experience role installed.

SBS 2003 R2 Standard or Premium

Migrate from SBS 2003 R2 Standard or Premium to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials or Windows Server R2 Standard or Datacenter with the Essentials experience role installed.

Windows Server 2012 R2 (Essentials)

Migrate Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials to new hardware.

Exchange Server 2010 on SBS 2011

Migrate Exchange 2010 from a SBS 2011 to Exchange Server 2016 in a typical network for small businesses with only one public IP address.

Exchange Server 2007 on SBS 2008

Migrate Exchange 2007 from a SBS 2008 to Exchange Server 2013 in a typical network for small businesses with only one public IP address.

Exchange Server 2010 on SBS 2011

Cutover migration of Exchange 2010 from a SBS 2011 to Office 365.

Exchange Server 2007 on SBS 2008

Cutover migration of Exchange 2007 from a SBS 2008 to Office 365. 

Exchange Server 2003 on SBS 2003

Cutover migration of Exchange 2003 from a SBS 2003 to Office 365.