Final migration discussion in the 70-282 exam context [Microsoft Small Business Specialist Primer book excerpt]

Howdy folks – I am the publisher of the above title and we’re at the end of Chapter 5 in my on-going effort to yak about the 70-282 in a virtual book reading format. So here it is – read ’em….harrybbbb

Performing the Migration

Ensure that the Domain Administrator group is a member of the built-in administrator group on the local client machines. Also, double-check that you are not running anti-virus software on the source or destination server.

You will first launch ADMT and then migrate the following accounts:

·                                          User accounts

·                                          Group accounts

o To migrate group accounts, you will have to run the ADMT Group Account Migration Wizard twice. You will separately migrate:

·                                          Security Groups

·                                          Distribution Groups

·                                          Computer accounts

o Before migrating computer accounts, be sure to wait about 15 minutes after the source server reboots so that the DNS records can be updated or the client configuration for the destination domain will fail.

·                       Change mailbox quotas on Exchange if client mailboxes exceed 200,000 KB (default limit) or clients will not be able to send or receive e-mail.

·                       Move the users Exchange mailboxes.

·                       Move users shared folders.

·                       Move the Company folder to the SharePoint Site.

o Files larger than 50 MB will be blocked.

o Files with extensions like .exe and .vbs will be blocked.

·                                          Move SQL server databases.

·                                          Move LOB data.

·                                          Move any other data folders.

·                                          Remove the DNS forwarder used for the migration.

·                                          Remove any permissions used for the migration.

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·                       Uninstall ADMT.

·                       Connect to the Internet and create the DNS forwarder.

o Having migrated all the user, group, and computer accounts, you must still perform some final configuration on the destination server to ensure that users have the appropriate permission to access the new SBS 2003 network.

·                       Assign new permissions to migrated accounts (run the Change User Permissions Wizard on all the SBS 2003 templates on each user account migrated from the source server.)

·                       Complete all steps of the Management tasks on the To Do List (covered extensively in Chapter 7) in the order presented, including:

·                       Assigning applications.

·                       Adding printers.

·                       Configure fax.

·                       Configure monitoring.

·                       Configure backup.

·                       Re-create custom settings from the source server on the destination server.

·                       Configure distribution lists.

·                       Configure custom recipient policies.

·                       Configure POP3 e-mail accounts (if used).

·                       Copy any custom logon scripts you used on the source server.

IMPORTANT: Log on to a client machine (after it has been configured to work with the destination server) as the administrator and import the mailbox and rules to the destination server.

You are almost done! At this point you can disconnect the source server from the network and focus on some final tasks to be completed on the client side:

·                                          Disconnect the source server.

·                       Install DSclient.exe (Active Directory Client Extension) for Windows 9x, Me, or NT 4.0 Workstation. (These are two different clients, one for NT 4.0 and the other for Win9x and Me, available for download from the Microsoft site.)

·                       Ensure clients can log on to the domain.

·                       Remove the ISA Server 2000 firewall client if you previously used ISA Server 2000 and migrated to the SBS 2003 Standard Edition.

·                       Install the ISA Server 2000 firewall client if you are using the Premium Edition.

·                       Ensure all proxy settings are configured properly.

·                       Install applications if needed.

·                       Install Outlook 2003 (it will auto-configure for the profile).

Now that you have finished the migration, it is recommended that you be on-site the first day users will be working on the newly migrated network—or be very, very far away, without a cell phone and having forgotten to let anyone know your whereabouts. (Just kidding on that last point.)

IMPORTANT: Don’t forget that you should actually install SBS 2003 a few times before you take the 70-282 exam. It’s one thing to read this chapter and answer the questions that follow. But there is nothing like the active learning experience gained from deploy­ing and using the SBS 2003 product in the real world. Don’t kid yourself! It’s not wise to “read” yourself into successfully passing the 70-282 exam — use our words of wisdom to supplement your real-world experience.

There are two ways to get a free 180-day copy of SBS 2003 Standard Edition:

·                                          SMB Nation Press starter kits and resource kits:

·                       Microsoft trial software: 2003/sbs/evaluation/trial/default.mspx

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Harry Brelsford, CEO at SMB Nation (

MBA, MCSE, CNE, CLSE, CNP, MCP, MCT, SBSC (Microsoft Small Business Specialist)

PS – did you know my Windows Small Business Server 2008 (SBS 2008) book is almost here? Yes!





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