An update to the Windows SBS 2011 Migration Preparation Tool is now available

The Windows SBS Sustaining Engineering team has just released an update to the Migration Preparation Tool. This tool is run on the migration source server (for example, a computer that is running Windows Small Business Server 2003 or Windows Small Business Server 2008) to prepare the source server for migration. This update adds preparation rules…

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Find SBS Migration Information — FAST!

Over the past few years, we’ve received a lot of customer feedback about the availability, applicability, and discoverability of SBS Migration information. In the past, this kind of information has been published in various forms and made available in a variety of ways. Sometimes on the release media in the form of a CHM file,…

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Additional Migration Guides for Windows SBS 2011 Standard are Available!

As promised, we have just published additional migration guides to help you migrate to Windows SBS 2011 Standard. The following guides are available: Migrate to Windows Small Business Server 2011 from Windows Small Business Server 2008 Describes how to migrate an existing Windows SBS 2008 domain to Windows SBS 2011 Standard and then to migrate the settings and…

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Preparing to Migrate to Windows SBS 2011 Standard? Take the Inside Lane!!

To help you get a jump on your future server migration, we have just published a downloadable and printable copy of “Migrate to Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard from Windows Small Business Server 2003”! This guide describes the migration process in detail and walks you through the various steps. Do you want to get a look…

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Major Correction to "Guide to Migrating from WSS to WSF on SBS ’08"

A huge “Thank you!” to Susan Bradley and others who pointed out a significant discrepancy with Step 10 of the the newly published “Step-by-Step Guide to Migrating from Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 on a server running Windows Small Business Server 2008” that we announced in the previous blog posting. The discrepancy was the…

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Calling all SBS Migration Gurus!

Have an opinion on the SBS migration process or content? We know many of you do – and we need your help. We’re looking for a few courageous people in the community to help us improve our SBS migration content. Specifically, we’d like to establish a virtual content review board. We’ll solicit ideas and suggestions…

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Migrating from Windows Small Business Server 2003 to Windows Essential Business Server

The migration process can be complicated and depending on your circumstances, it can be frustrating. To help alleviate this frustration, we updated Migrating from Windows Small Business Server 2003 to Windows Essential Business Server. The following sections have been updated or added: Prepare the Windows SBS Environment Install Windows EBS Migrate Settings and Data (shared folders…

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It’s time! Update that SBS 2000 server to SBS 2008. Here’s how!

Have you been itching to update your SBS 2000 server to the latest and greatest SBS 2008, but afraid to scratch because you find the thought of migrating your data and settings to be intimidating? Well, fear no longer! We have just published a white paper by Microsoft Support Engineer Edwin Joseph that helps guide…

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