Revisiting SBS 2011 Standard Migrations

We have been experiencing some good amount of volume around SBS 2011 Standard migrations recently. If you are stuck on one of such migration issues please start by following these outstanding yesteryear blogs: SBS 2011 Standard Migrations – Keys to Success SBS 2011 Standard Migrations – Keys to Success – Part 2: The Setup Phase… Read more

Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials in an Existing Active Directory Environment

[This post comes to us courtesy of Rituraj Choudhary from Global Business Support] In this post we will discuss deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials in an existing Active Directory domain. Some key points to keep in mind in this scenario are: The Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials once deployed, must be the domain controller… Read more

Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard/Datacenter with Windows Server Essentials Experience role in an Existing Active Directory Environment

[This post comes to us courtesy of Sandeep Biswas and Rituraj Choudhary from Global Business Support] In this post we will discuss deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter with Windows Server Essentials Experience role in an existing Active Directory environment. There are certain facts that we must be cognizant… Read more

An Update for the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Migration Preparation Tool is Available

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Roderick White, David Copeland and Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] The Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Migration Preparation Tool is included in the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard installation media. This tool is run on the migration source server (for example, a computer that is… Read more

SBS 2011 Standard Migration – Keys to Success – Part 3: Post Setup and Common Failures

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett, John Bay and Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] First Part: SBS 2011 Standard Migrations – Keys to Success Second Part: SBS 2011 Standard Migrations – Keys to Success – Part 2: The Setup Phase This is the third post of this series and covers common… Read more

SBS 2011 Standard Migrations – Keys to Success – Part 2: The Setup Phase

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett, John Bay and Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] First Part: SBS 2011 Standard Migrations – Keys to Success This is the second post of the series. During the actual setup of the SBS 2011 Standard server you may encounter a number of situations that can… Read more

SBS 2011 Standard Migrations – Keys to Success

[Today's post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett, John Bay and Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] The purpose of this post is to help you complete your Windows/SBS 2003/SBS 2008 migrations to SBS 2011 Standard successfully on the first attempt. Furthermore, on subsequent posts we will cover documentation and tips to help you… Read more

How to Import and Export Mailboxes using PST Files in SBS 2011 Standard

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Gagan Mehra and Wayne Gordon McIntyre from Commercial Technical Support] There might be instances where an Exchange Administrator will need to export the contents of individual mailboxes to offline files (PST). With Exchange 2010 SP1 we have new set of PowerShell commandlets to export and import mailboxes to… Read more

How to Determine the Number of Days Left for SBS 2011 Standard Migration

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Rod White from Commercial Technical Support] In order to determine the number of days left to complete your migration, SBS 2011 Migration Wizard Home page now displays a warning at the bottom of the page. In previous versions of Small Business Server, administrators had no obvious way of… Read more

How to Migrate Companyweb to a SQL 2008 R2 Standard Instance on SBS 2011 – Part 3: Migrating the Content Database

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan from Commercial Technical Support] This post is an extension of Part Two of this series, where we are discussing how to migrate Companyweb with a larger content database to a SQL 2008 R2 Standard instance. In the last post we covered the configuration of the SQL… Read more