Windows Server 2003 Migration Planning Assistant


Check out the Windows Server 2003 Migration Planning Assistant that is now available, where it goes into details of the Discover, Assess, Target and Migrate stages of the process, which provides a great overview PDF file as well as a wizard driven view of how to approach your migrations. Here are the different roles and applications that they are targeting.

Windows Server Roles

File Server

Upgrade on new hardware
Upgrade on virtual machine
Upgrade on Azure virtual machine
Upgrade on hybrid cloud storage
Upgrade on Cloud OS Network Partner

Web Server

Upgrade on new hardware
Upgrade on virtual machine
Upgrade on Azure virtual machine
Upgrade on hybrid cloud storage
Upgrade on Cloud OS Network Partner

Active Directory

Upgrade on new hardware
Upgrade on virtual machine
Upgrade on Azure virtual machine
Upgrade on Cloud OS Network Partner

Terminal Services

Upgrade on new hardware
Upgrade on virtual machine
Upgrade on Azure virtual machine
Upgrade on Cloud OS Network Partner

Application Server

Upgrade on new hardware
Upgrade on virtual machine
Upgrade on Azure virtual machine
Upgrade on Cloud OS Network Partner

Microsoft Applications

SQL Server

Upgrade on new hardware
Upgrade on virtual machine
Upgrade on Azure virtual machine
Migrate database to PaaS cloud
Cloud OS Network Partner

Exchange Server

Upgrade on new hardware
Upgrade on Azure virtual machine
Exchange Online
Cloud OS Network Partner

SharePoint Server

Upgrade on new hardware
Upgrade on Azure virtual machine
SharePoint Online
Cloud OS Network Partner

Custom Applications

Custom Applications

Upgrade on new hardware
Upgrade on virtual machine
Upgrade on Azure virtual machine
Migrate app to Azure PaaS
Migrate to cloud app
Cloud OS Network Partner

Third-party Applications

Third-party Applications

Upgrade on new hardware
Upgrade on virtual machine
Upgrade on Azure virtual machine
Migrate app to Azure PaaS
SaaS cloud
Cloud OS Network Partner
Report an incompatible application

I've taken some screenshots for inclusion below.

The results that are provided give you an overview of some of the available resources, as well as an overview of the steps involved. I'll dig into a few of the resources and recommendations that are relevant for SMB migration scenarios over the next few weeks.

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