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    Hi Experts,

    I have a SBS2003 STD running for a long time now. I bought SBS2011 to replace the old software.

    Long story short; Build in migration did not work for me as it gives an error on installing Exchange 2010. Called Microsoft for support and untill now they didn’t manage to resolve this issue. My SBS2003 crashed so I had to fall back on a virtual clone i made the night before. Now the MS Exchange support team can’t help me anymore because they don’t support Exchange 2003 in a virtual environment.

    My questions:

    I decided to migrate manually. Some dude from MS told me that this can be done.

    – Can I just do a fresh install of SBS2011 and add it to the SBS2003 domain, then go through the whole migration process of transferring the FSMO roles, migrate mailboxes with exmerge etc. etc.??

    – When I perform a fresh install of SBS2011 I have to create a domain, as the SBS2011 machine has to be a DC. How can i add it to the SBS2003 domain as the machine is allready in its own somain after installation?

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