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Windows Small Business Server Migration

This page contains links to information and tools that help guide you through the process of migrating from your current version of Windows Server Essentials or Windows Small Business Server (Windows SBS) to a more recent version of the product, or to a new or significantly modified computer.

Migrate to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

Follow the steps in these guides to migrate from previous versions of Windows Small Business Server or Windows Server Essentials to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials or Windows Server 2012 R2.

Migrate to Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Follow the steps in these guides to migrate to Windows Server 2012 Essentials.

Migrate to Windows SBS 2011 Standard

Before you begin a migration to Windows SBS 2011 Standard, read this three-part series "SBS 2011 Standard Migrations—Keys to Success," which was written by the Windows SBS Support Team with the purpose of helping you migrate successfully the first time.

Windows SBS 2011 Standard migrations—keys to success

Migrate to Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

Other Windows SBS Migration guides

Follow the step-by-step processes in the migration guide that applies to your network to help ensure a successful migration. The guides lead you through the tasks necessary for preparing your old server, migrating settings and data, and performing important post-migration tasks.

Migrate Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

Migrate Exchange Server mailboxes and mailbox data to the cloud

Move Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 databases to
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-On

Migrate Windows Small Business Server 2008

Best Practices Analyzers

A Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) scans a computer that is running the Windows server solutions software, and compares the existing server settings to a predefined set of recommended best practices. When the scan is complete, the BPA provides a report that identifies compliance or non-compliance of the recommended best practices.