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Finish Windows SBS 2011 Standard migration

Published: January 28, 2011

Updated: June 30, 2011

Applies To: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

ImportantImportant
Although the Migration Wizard does not migrate data for line-of-business (LOB) applications, you must use the procedures that are provided by your LOB-application provider to migrate the data within the 21-day grace period that you have to complete the migration process and before you decommission the Source Server.

To finish the Migration Wizard

  1. On the Migration Wizard Home page, click Finish Migration, and then click Next.

  2. On the Finish the migration page, you can choose to finish any skipped tasks, finish the migration process, or skip the tasks and return to the Migration Wizard later.

    1. If you want to finish the skipped tasks, click Do not finish the migration yet, and then click Next. To finish the skipped tasks, see the instructions for that task.

    2. If you want to finish the migration process, click Finish the migration, and then click Next. Continue to step 3.

    3. If you want to stop the Migration Wizard and return later to finish, click Skip this task, and then click Cancel. When you restart the wizard, it returns to this page, where you can choose to finish the skipped tasks or finish the migration process.

  3. On the Finish the migration page, follow the instructions in Demote and remove the Source Server from the network to finish.

  4. Remove the Source Server from the network.

    ImportantImportant
    This is required.

  5. Rerun the Connect to the Internet Wizard to reconfigure the DNS entries on the Destination Server network adapter. This removes any references to the Source Server in the DNS entries.

    1. In the navigation bar on the Windows SBS 2011 Standard Console, click the Network tab, and then click Connectivity.

    2. In the Tasks pane, click Connect to the Internet, and then follow the instructions in the wizard.

  6. Return to the Finish the migration page, click The source server is no longer a domain controller, click Next, and then click Finish.

noteNote
After finishing the migration, you might experience an issue the first time that you create a user account on the Destination Server. If this occurs, remove the user account that you added, and then create it again.

Demote and remove the Source Server from the network

Step 1: Prepare the Exchange Server 2003 organization to remove legacy Exchange servers

noteNote
Complete the following tasks prior to uninstalling Exchange Server 2003. For detailed instructions about how to complete these steps, see Remove the Last Legacy Exchange Server from an Exchange 2010 Organization.

  1. Move all remaining mailboxes that have not yet been moved to the Exchanges Server 2010 organization. For instructions, see Create a Local Move Request.

  2. Move all contents from the public folders. For instructions, see Move Public Folder Content from One Public Folder Database to Another Public Folder Database.

  3. Move the Offline Address Book Generation Process. For instructions, see Move the Offline Address Book Generation Process to Another Server.

  4. Remove the public folder mailbox and stores. For instructions, see How to Dismount and Delete the Mailbox and Public Folder Stores.

  5. Verify that you can send and receive email to and from the Internet. For instructions, see:

  6. Delete the routing group connectors. For instructions, see Remove-RoutingGroupConnector.

  7. Delete or reconfigure the Mailbox Manager policies.

    If you have Exchange 2003 recipient policies that are only Mailbox Manager policies and don't define e-mail addresses (they don't have an E-mail Addresses (Policy) tab), perform the following steps to delete the policies:

    1. In Exchange System Manager, expand Recipients, and then select Recipient Policies.

    2. To verify that a policy is only a Mailbox Manager policy, right-click the policy, and then select Properties. The Properties page must not have an E-Mail Addresses (Policy) tab.

    3. To delete the policy, right-click the policy, and then select Delete. Click OK, and then click Yes.

    If you have Exchange 2003 policies that are both E-mail Addresses and Mailbox Manager policies (they have both the Mailbox Manager Settings (Policy) tab and the E-mail Addresses (Policy) tab), perform the following steps to remove the mailbox manager portion of the policy:

    1. In Exchange System Manager, expand Recipients, and then select Recipient Policies.

    2. Right-click the policy, and then select Change property pages.

    3. Clear the Mailbox Manager Settings check box, and then click OK.

    noteNote
    Do not delete any e-mail address recipient policies that have e-mail addresses that you still want defined in your organization. Exchange 2010 will use those policies when provisioning new recipients.

  8. Move the public folder hierarchy. On the Source Server, perform the following steps to move the public folder hierarchy from the Exchange 2003 administrative group to the Exchange 2010 administrative group:

    1. In Exchange System Manager, expand Administrative Groups, right-click Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT), select New, and then select Public Folders Container.

    2. Expand the Exchange 2003 administrative group that contains the public folder tree, expand Folders, and then drag Public Folders to Folders in the Exchange 2010 administrative group.

  9. Delete the domain Recipient Update Services.

    1. In Exchange 2003 System Manager, expand Recipients, and then select Recipient Update Service.

    2. Right-click each domain Recipient Update Service, and then select Delete.

    3. Click Yes.

  10. Use the ADSI Edit utility to delete the Enterprise Recipient Update Service.

    noteNote
    For information about using ADSI Edit, see ADSI Edit (adsiedit.msc).

    1. In ADSI Edit, navigate to Configuration > CN=Configuration,CN=<domain> > CN=Services > CN=Microsoft Exchange > CN=<Exchange organization name>> CN=Address Lists Container > CN=Recipient Update Services.

    2. In the result pane, right-click Recipient Update Service (Enterprise Configuration), click Delete, and then click Yes to confirm the deletion.

Step 2: Uninstall Exchange Server 2003

ImportantImportant
If you add user accounts after you move mailboxes to the Destination Server and before you uninstall Exchange Server 2003 from the Source Server, the mailboxes are added on the Source Server. This is by design. You must move the mailboxes to the Destination Server for all user accounts that are added during this time. Repeat the instructions in Move Exchange Server mailboxes and settings for Windows SBS 2011 Standard migration before you uninstall Exchange Server 2003.

You must uninstall Exchange Server 2003 from the Source Server before you demote it. This removes all references in AD DS to Exchange Server on the Source Server. You must have your Windows Small Business Server 2003 media to remove Exchange Server 2003.

To Uninstall Exchange Server 2003 from the Source Server

  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs.

  2. In the list of programs, select Windows Small Business Server 2003, and then click Change/Remove.

  3. In the Setup Wizard, click Next until the Component Selection page appears.

  4. On the Component Selection page, expand Exchange Server, and then choose Remove.

    noteNote
    Exchange Server will check to make sure that there are no mailboxes or public folders on the server. If any data remains, an error message appears when you click Remove. To avoid this issue, make sure that you have completed all of the procedures in Step 1 of this topic.

  5. Click Next.

  6. When prompted, insert Windows Small Business Server 2003 CD#3, and follow the onscreen instructions.

Step 3: Physically disconnect printers that are directly connected to the Source Server

Before you demote the Source Server, physically disconnect any printers that are directly connected to the Source Server and are shared through the Source Server. Ensure that no Active Directory objects remain for the printers that were directly connected to the Source Server. The printers can then be directly connected to the Destination Server and shared from Windows SBS 2011 Standard.

Step 4: Demote the Source Server

You must demote the Source Server from the role of the AD DS domain controller to the role of a domain member server.

ImportantImportant
The Source Server and the Destination Server must be connected to the network while the Group Policy changes are updated on the client computers. If you are ready to demote and disconnect the Source Server from the network, ensure that Group Policy settings are applied to all client computers.

To force a Group Policy update on a client computer

  1. Log on the client computer as an administrator.

  2. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.

  3. At the command prompt, type gpupdate /force, and then press ENTER.

  4. The process may require you to log off and log on again to finish. Click Yes to confirm.

noteNote
We recommend that you run the Domain Controller Diagnostics Tool, dcdiag.exe, before you demote the Source Server by using the following procedure. You should correct all the issues reported before you proceed with the migration.

To demote the Source Server

  1. On the Source Server, click Start, click Run, type dcpromo, and then click OK.

  2. Click Next twice.

    noteNote
    Do not select This server is the last domain controller in the domain.

  3. In the Summary dialog box, you are informed that AD DS will be removed from the computer and that the server will become a member of the domain. Click Next.

  4. Click Finish. The Source Server restarts.

  5. After the Source Server restarts, add the Source Server as a member of a workgroup before you disconnect it from the network.

After you add the Source Server as a member of a workgroup and disconnect it from the network, you must remove it from AD DS on the Destination Server.

To remove the Source Server from AD DS

  1. On the Destination Server, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. In the User Account Control window, click Continue.

  3. In the Active Directory Users and Computers navigation pane, expand the domain name, expand MyBusiness, expand Computers, and then expand SBSComputers.

  4. Right-click the Source Server name if it still exists in the list of servers, click Delete, and then click Yes.

  5. Verify that the Source Server is not listed, and then close Active Directory Users and Computers.

Step 5: Remove the Source Server from the network

Remove the Source Server from the network, and keep it available for at least one week in case some necessary data was not migrated.

Step 6: Edit the Software Updates Group Policy object on the Destination Server

After demoting and removing the Source Server, it is still included in the scope for the Update Services Group Policy object on the Destination Server. This is now an unresolvable security identifier (SID), and it should be removed in the Group Policy Management Console on the Destination Server.

To update the Software Updates GPO

  1. On the Destination Server, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Group Policy Management.

  2. In the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.

  3. In the Group Policy Management Console, in the navigation pane, expand Forest:<DomainName>, expand Domains, expand <DomainName>, and then expand Group Policy Objects.

  4. Click Update Services Server Computers Policy.

  5. In the results pane, click the Scope tab.

  6. In the Security Filtering section, click the object that begins with S-1-5. This is the Source Server SID.

  7. Click Remove, and then click OK.

Step 7: Repurpose the Source Server

After you uninstall Exchange Server and demote the Source Server, it is not in a healthy state. If you want to repurpose the Source Server, the simplest way is to reformat it, install a server operating system, and then set it up for use as an additional server.

Step 8: Restart the Destination Server

After you demote the Source Server, restart your Destination Server.

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