Prepare your Source Server for Windows SBS 2008 migration

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

Complete the following steps to ensure that the settings and data on your Source Server migrate successfully to the Destination Server.

  1. Prepare your Source Server to prepare for Windows SBS 2008 migration

  2. Install the most recent service packs to prepare for Windows SBS 2008 Migration

  3. Verify the network configuration to prepare for Windows SBS 2008 migration

  4. Raise the functional level of the Active Directory domain and forest to prepare for Windows SBS 2008 migration

  5. Use Windows SBS Best Practice Analyzer to evaluate the health of the Source Server for Windows SBS 2008 Migration

  6. Optimize Exchange Server 2003 mailbox sizes for Windows SBS 2008 Migration

  7. Synchronize the Source Server time with an external time source for Windows SBS 2008 migration

  8. Run the Migration Preparation Tool for Windows SBS 2008 migration

  9. Plan to migrate line-of-business applications for Windows SBS 2008 migration