Remove SBS 2008 or SBS 2011 Source Server from the domain

14. July 2016 Technical 15
Sorry Old Yeller–I know you were a faithful companion for many years–but it’s time to put you down, buddy. I usually wait until the end of the migration project for this. There is no harm leaving the old server as-is for the duration of the project while you finish migrating file shares, DHCP, Remote Access and so forth. In ...

Migrating SBS Remote Web Access to Essentials Anywhere Access

11. July 2016 Technical 3
In Windows Small Business Server environments, one of the more popular features to implement was the Remote Web Workplace (or Remote Web Access in 2011). The idea was to grant secure, web-based remote access to corporate resources (such as Remote Desktop or web-enabled access to Server Folders). In Windows Server 2012 Essentials and forward, the ...

Migrate Printer Shares from SBS to Windows Server 2016

07. July 2016 Technical 1
If you have printer shares on the source server, you will want to export them, then import and publish them on the new server. Whether you are coming from Windows SBS 2008, 2011 or Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2, the following steps will work for you. Step 1: Add the Print Server role to the destination ...

Migrating DHCP from SBS to Windows Server 2016

30. June 2016 Technical 0
If you have a small network without much complexity (e.g. single subnet, a firewall, a few devices), you might consider having DHCP handled by the firewall rather than your new Windows Server–in that case, see Option 1 below. Otherwise, if would rather continue managing DHCP from Windows Server, then you can just follow the steps for Option 2. Microsoft is ...

Active Directory Migration from SBS 2008 or 2011 to Windows Server 2016

27. June 2016 Technical 13
There are three basic options for migrating Active Directory from Small Business Server–(1) you can move into Windows Server Essentials or (2) Windows Server Standard. Furthermore, (3) you can move to Windows Server Standard, and enable the Essentials Experience role afterward, which is what I typically recommend if you are interested in the Essentials features. The ...

Migrating Companyweb from SBS to Office 365 SharePoint Online

Microsoft Windows Small Business Server comes with a watered-down implementation of SharePoint called Companyweb (or WSS). Whether you are migrating from a full-blown SharePoint environment on-premises or the basic Windows Server-included Windows SharePoint Services, you are going to have to come to terms with one major migration hurdle: Microsoft provides no real migration tools or best practices/methodology. That’s the ...