Tag - SBS 2008/2011

Remove SBS 2008 or SBS 2011 Source Server from the domain

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...
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Migrating SBS Remote Web Access to Essentials Anywhere Access

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...
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Migrating File Shares from SBS to Windows Server 2016 Essentials Experience

To copy files from a legacy file server to a new file server, whether 2012 R2 or 2016, the process would be the same. Note: Some files shares might be better off in SharePoint, and users' personal Documents Libraries can probably go to OneDrive. This could greatly reduce the amount of data...
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Migrating DHCP from SBS to Windows Server 2016

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

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...
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Migrating File Shares from SBS to Office 365 SharePoint Online

When it comes to file shares, you have a choice to make. Whether you are coming from Windows Small Business Server, or one of the other releases (Essentials, Standard, Datacenter, etc.), you must decide: Do you want to continue to use traditional file shares, or are you going to use SharePoint...
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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...
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Checklist: Preparing for the Migration from SBS to Office 365 & Windows Server 2016

Before you begin your migration from SBS 2008/2011 to Office 365 and Windows Server 2012 R2 or 2016, it pays to set aside 2-3 hours to review the existing environment, look for pitfalls, and set out your plan of attack. This is a checklist that helps me do just that.

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