Hello, I am having significant problems with an SBS 2003 Std server. Installed brand new at a customers site. The problems are that the sbs tools / admin setup does not complete succesfully. Have tried removeing and reinstalling but it just gives an error that setup failed. Checked error logs etc and its nothing but errors. I am starting to think that performing an inplace upgrade on this server is almost the best way to combat this and just start over. Does anybody have any experience with this kind of approach. I have done a succesfull inplace upgrade of sbs once before after some blue screens etc. Does anybody know if it would help for the install problems with the tools/admin setup. Thanks in advance, Arp HiemstraCan you post the errorlog.txt from c:\program files\
g5 with sbs 2003, with SQL server and Exchange all installed, and the server talks to about 12 computers in our office. So obviously, the volume of computers is not huge. 2. We are using the server ONLY for file storage, and of course, daily backups (using ntbackup - though we might switch to retrospect soon) 3. We dont use exchange, or any database application. 4. HP Insight manager is installed for daily reports etc. Here are the issues: -My problem is that the memory usage is increased almost exponentially because of sql server and HP insight manager. I realize that, for HP insight manager to work well, i need sql server to be running al the time. I think that if i remove sql server, exchange and hp insight manager, the RAM usage and hence the server tempretures will reduce
Hi All, Scenario: Customer has and existing SBS 2000 server which is being replaced with a new SBS 2003 server, new hardware and software. Whats the best way to go about this regards keeping the same usernames and SID's etc etc so that there is minimal work to do on PC's but most especially keeping exactly the same domain names, server names and server IP addresses on the server. ADMT ? Jim.No, not ADMT!!! You are absolutely correct about your concerns, and the solution is Jeff Middleton's Swing Migration. He just came through Florida and spoke at the local SBS user groups at Microsoft offices in Tampa,Orlando and Ft Lauderdale on his "Swing Migration". Go to www.sbsmigration.com and talk to Jeff. Best of all, with his process, you can do the
I have installed SBS 2003 R2 on two different computers now, very dissimilar hardware, and on both servers, the OS will hard freeze so that there is no option but to reset the machine. Each time I review all the logs and the only indication that anything has happened is a System entry that the previous restart was unexpected. Interestingly, the time listed in this restart log entry IS NOT when I hit the reset button, but long before. There are no other log entries to indicate hardware, software, or OS issues. All replies are greatly appreciated! Thank you, TyHi Ty, Where exactly in the installation are you when this happens?
tolerance so that if one of the broadband connections fails the server and clients will not lose their connection to the internet. I have tried various configurations however can not get it to work, if it is at all possible to do. Could anyone help me with the IP settings Server Default gateways: should I use both routers along with a metric setting of 1 for a router and two for the other router DNS: should this be the server itself or the two routers or all three DNS forwarders show this be the routers or ISP DNS servers Clients Default gateways: should this be server or routers with the metric settings DNS: should this be the server itself or the two routers or all three MattThe best way to do this would be to get a router/firewall appliance with two WAN interfaces
question but I sure would appreciate any help on this matter. Thanks in advance.Hi, Thanks for posting here! For your description, I understand that you want to know how to keep user profiles when you moved DC from Windows 2000 to SBS 2003. If I am off base, please don't hesitate to let me know. For your scenario, we recommend you do migration from Windows 2000 to SBS 2003. This is the best way to keep data including user profiles, mailboxes and so on and reduce workload. You can refer to Microsoft white paper to do migration: Migrating from Small Business Server 2000 or Windows 2000 Server to Windows Small Business Server 2003: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=fa187d1e-8218-4501- 9729-222bd8ebb64c&displaylang=en Additionally if you want
do this via the following procedure? 1. Perform complete backup of current RAID 5 using SBS 2003 builtin backup. 2. Install new RAID 1 array and assign as C: drive, temporarily remove RAID 5 for safety. 3. Reinstall SBS 2003 on RAID 1, launch SBS 2003 backup and restore all data to new RAID 1. 4. Verify that all is well on new RAID 1 without RAID 5. 5. Reinstall RAID 5 and assign as D: and E: drives. 6. Move the Exchange and SQL Data stores to D: and the user and application data to E: Can I restore my LSI MegaRAID RAID 5 backup to the new Intel E7210 chipset RAID 1 or will that cause problems due to hardware differences? Any suggestions on the best way to migrate the OS from my RAID 5 to the new RAID 1? Thanks for any help that can be provided. RogerHi Roger, Typically those in the
Looking for info on how to best move from SBS 2003 to Server 2003 Std. Have an existing SBS 2003 SP2 Standard - with 50 users on older hardware. Will be replacing the hardware with HP G5's. Want to replace the existing SBS 2003 with Server 2003 R2 Std edition (as DC) and with Server 2003 R2 Std. and Exchange 2003 on separate box. What is best way to move AD and Exchange?hi there, the best way to do this is to leave (temporarily) in place your current sbs server. Build the new servers and join them to the SBS domain. Then dcpromo the new DC. Install the new exchange server (install exchange into the existing environment) and migrate the mailboxes from sbs exchange to the new server, as per the following article: http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/
that it, but again, too much time. Is there a way I can map a temporary drive to the old server server and to a direct transfer of data that way? I've never done this and look forward to any assistance I can get.Hi Landfish768: That should work. You will be challenged for credentials when you hit the old server, but presumably you know the administrators, so you should be able to connect. I would probably use the administrative share for this as it avoids all rights issues. Try mapping a drive from the new to \\SBS-OLD\D$. or what ever drive letter is your data drive. You might lose your DHCP for the duration, but it will restart when you disconnect the old SBS and restart the new one. How are you going to transfer the email? Exmerge, export? Since you have created a
of the features & services. So it is an OS that can run by itselves, I believe you're going to like it since it's more convenient than the original version (Win Server 2003) and has lots of features already install within it that you can use to make your administration of the server easier + faster for small organization/office. Good luck & keep me posted.Yes, SBS 2003 (Standard or Premium) is based on Windows Server 2003 (Standard Edition). Does the following installation guide help? (especially section 2.2: Installing Windows Small Business Server 2003 on a new server) Introducing Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 on IBM xSeries Servers http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/REDP3913.html?Open Also, as a side note, I assume you're
10d is the backup software. I'd like to migrate them to a new server with SBS R2 using the swing migration. Can I do this with a clean R2 install off the bat on the new box or do I need to use the same version of SBS 2003 Standard then apply SP1, and then upgrade to R2 on the new box? Also, their Open Business License expired. Can I purchase SA to get them back on with licensing as well as entitlement to the R2 upgrade. They only have 5 users however I don't want to go thorugh a clean install, Exmerge, workstation migration, Any thoughts on this would be appreciated. AndrewTry here: http://www.sbsmigration.com/Thanks Frank. I know of that site already. I was looking to get some feedback on the best way to do it or from people that may have already. AndrewThe
We are replacing our SBS 2003 server with a new box. What is the best way to migrate AD - System State and Exchange. After restore in a lab environment the OS gets trashed.Here's how I did it: http://www.sbsmigration.com/Cris, How about a solution that doesn't cost $200? -Trevor does anyone ever search before they ask?? :)hotmail.com says Install any new device drivers, make a Ghost Image of the arrays/drives, restore images to new server, make adjustments as need, online.Hi Trevor, There is no such solution as the one you seek, but you're entitled to learn via experience if you'd rather. There's a cost to everything. The "cost" of a migration equals the sum of *all* of the costs associated with getting from point
Hi All, hope this is not a silly question - we need to create a user group for some novices next week on our SBS 2003 standard server. We want to deny the group members Internet access, but allow them Intranet access, ie to Companyweb. Appreciate any ideas, thanks! Norm HughesSBS Standard was never intended to provide access control for restricting internet usage. If that's what you want, SBS Premium is really where you should be, as ISA gives you all the control you could ever want (it's very granular). Having said that, there are some "tricks" that can be used with SBS Standard to block internet acces: * no default gateway on restricted machines * configure IE to use a non-existent proxy * editing of the HOSTS file on individual workstations *
I have installed SBS 2003 on a server and set up the users in active directory. After logging into the system from a remote computer, the internet options don't let me select anything under Medium and I can't disable my firewall. Above all I can't access our websites internally. They are up and running and can be accessed from outside the network but if you're logged on as an authenticated user, you are at the server's mercy. I removed the Enhanced Security for Internet Explorer but it didn't help. In the security policy, everything is greyed out for Internet Explorer -> Security. I think this is a Group Policy problem but i don't know. SOME ONE HELP!!Hi, I don't think the security settings in IE or the Windows Firewall is necessarily your problem.
Hi, I was wondering what would be the best option to migrate SBS 2003 to new hardware. I have read about SBSmigration.com and it sounds good. However, I am hoping to do something a little bit different since I always like it better when I can do a fresh install. Please let me know it this would work. This is the scenario: I have an old server running SBS2003 which was upgraded from SBS2000. Sometimes permissons work funny. 5 client computers. 1 member server acting as file server. Less than 10 user accounts & groups. Less than 5 shared folders. I can setup the NEW SBS with a fresh install. Same domain as before. Same computer name as before. I would create users & groups with the same names as before. I would give my 5 users a temporary password for when they come in on
we have no backups from before AD went down. I have installed a brand new SBS 2003 server and want to get our exchange data across from the old server. I don't have any in-depth knowledge of Exchange server or active directory (very sorry about this) and so far everything I am reading about restoring it is going well over my head! I am hoping there is a reasonably straightforward way of fixing this without needing to spend days on background reading. What's the easiest way of getting this data across? Can I get exchange running again on the old server without AD? At least then I can suck the data out to PST files using Outlook. Or can I take the offline database files to the new server and get the data out of these? Any help will be much appreciated. JeffGiven what you
I have an SBS 2000 server which cannot be upgraded (thank you HP) to 2003. So I can't use any of the SBS tools. I need to move to full Windows 2003 / Exchange 2003, not SBS 2003. Can I proceed as follows? Are there any pitfalls? Build the new server with Windows 2003. Join it to the existing SBS 2000 domain. Install Exchange 2003 on new server in the existing SBS organisation Move mailboxes to new server. DCPROMO new server (this is where I wonder if SBS 2000 will allow me to proceed) Remove the SBS 2000 server from the domain and manually clean up as after a hardware failure since there is no DCPROMO in 2000. Many thanks for any tipsHi Carol You can Migrate to SBS 2003 from 2000 if you can't upgrade. See SBSMigration.comThanks Frank, It's not obvious to me how
Well needing to add an additional sbs 2003 server to an already present sbs 2003 domain, I need to know what the best procedure would be. I would have liked to have had both controllers on the same domain, but i've just realized that's not possible. The current server really only hosts some basic files, and the most important aspect, the company database. The plan is to really migrate all the files and the database to the new server and let them reside there. And either have the old server be say a file storage server or just one for receiving faxes, but still one everyone can access. I'm just wondering how everyone would recommend proceeding with this? Is it possible within SBS2003 to setup Domain Trusts? so if i have domainA.com and domainB.com that they trust one another?
Dear all, We will do a server migration for a client soon. Old server - Dell 2600, SBS2K3 Premium New server (not purchased yet) - Dell 2900, SBS2K3 Premium R2 We need to move everything (shared folders, Exchange, SQL) from the old server to the new one safely. What's the best way to do this? Thanks in advance, jackIf you search you'll find many posts asking the same basic question Many of use prefer to use a swing migration (www.sbsmigration.com). This is especially true if you have more than about 5 workstations as you don't have to touch those at all. It also allows very minimal down time with the old server while you're preparing the new one. Another method would be to use one of the imaging products that supports HIR.
HI there . we have a SBS 2003 running on a very slow pc now we want to all the stuff from the slow pc to me new more powefull hardware. what is the best and way to geeting the job done. i have never used SBS before i have always uesd standerd or windows Ent adding and removing server is like a chram.after doing some reading i found SBS will give lots of problem for moving to a new hardware . please tell me what is the best way i can move all the application data (exchange mailbox , active directory users ,computer, dns ,other applicaion , and other settings )Have a look at SwingIt. In my opinion the one and only way to do this - unless you want to start from scratch. http://www.sbsmigration.com/ Jeff will also provide support for your project.after reading lot on the website i
A client of mine just hired 4 new people in remote locations (already has the licenses) and now he wants me to set up Outlook 2003 (from the SBS server) on each of their machines with RPC over HTTP. What is the best way to accomplish this? I thought about just sending them a disk or giving them VPN access but both have inherent problems. Thanx, David.Actually I really think that would be eases is VPN Assuming they have High Speed Internet Access. Get them to download the VPN Client https://server/Remote/sbspackage.exe Make sure they are a remote user. Connect Via VPN and Download/install outlook \\server\clientapps\outlook2003\setup.exe use the instructions for RPC over HTTPS https://server/Remote/loading.aspx?outlook.aspx and they are good to go. as long as you setup VPN &
, we have a SBS server that has gone bad. Mainly the hardware. We still trust the AD on it so we want to migrate it. Preferably on the AD and exchange come along. We don't want the registry if possible, because it contains data on programs that won't be installed anymore and some programs are having problems. So we need clean installs of those, with no previous registry data. The only document I found that closely resembles what we want to do is "Migrating from Small Business Server 2000 or Windows 2000 Server to Windows Small Business Server 2003" http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=33326 Couldn't find anything specific on 2003SBS -> 2003SBS. However, the setup in this document requires you to change the hostname (computername) AND the domainname
. (or Leave) copy users profiles export mail Build the SBS2008 server with new Domain. create users Disjoin the Clients from Old domain Add the clients to the server http://connect copy the profile back. import email Move any Data to new server and maybe use the old server as a TS server? here is some info (Tweaked info) on requirements on SBS2008 (4GB that Microsoft says is way too low.) Russoh Despite what MS says Please do migration on the weekend :) RussHello, Thank you for posting here. According to your description, I understand that: You want to know how you can migrate the Windows Server 2003 domain to the SBS 2008. If I have misunderstood the problem, please don't hesitate to let me know. Suggestions: ==================== Yes, agree with Russ that if there
because I can then bring up my server, disable Exchange, connect to the Internet and download and patch the server -- without any fear of someone getting to my server in the interim.Yup. Me too.I appreciate the answers. As I said, I have an existing SBS4.5 server running. I am configuring its replacement SBS2003 premium off the network. What do I need to do to connect it (the SBS2003) to the SBS4.5 network for the sole purpose of internet conectivity for security patch downloading and deploying? In other words, what needs to be done to make the SBS2003 server a temporary client on SBS4.5 network? card interim.Kevin and Susan have given you the best answer. Internet Router/firewall - and switch/hub if router has no unused ports. SBS4.5 box sbs lan switch/hub - workstations. Othewise
Hello! I have a client needing to move from an NT4/Exchange 5.5 domain (non-SBS) to a clean new SBS 2003 domain. Can someone point me in the right direction to move Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2003? I have Jeff's SwingIt Technician Kit, but have not read all the stuff on moving Exchange. We do not want to use the swing method of migration, because we want to change the server name and domain name. Will his kit work to move Exchange from 5.5 to 2003 even if we do not do a swing migration of the domain itself? Gregg HillIf you are changing names I would lean toward exmerge. It expiorts all the private mail boxes to .pst files and then you have to import them mannually to each new box. Public folders have to be done manually as well.What about the Exchange Migration Wizard?
Hi All, What would be the best way to remove a client computer COMPLETELY from a domain? And in terms of joining a new computer, would the most complete and best way would be to go: https://server_name --> Network Configuration Wizard Additionally, is there any way to change the hyperlinked addresses of the SBS default page when you type into your browser https://server_name ?? Thanks a lot.See below -- Cris Hanna [SBS-MVP] ------------------------------ Please do not contact me directly, only respond in the Newsgroups MVPs do not work for Microsoft