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Re: way migate to new computer? [message #163265] Wed, 27 May 2009 11:45
Frankster  is currently offline Frankster
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"Eric S" <> wrote in message
> Hi,
> Can anyone please suggest a simple way to migrate/copy the relevant
> information to keep the client computers happy after I connect them to a
> new domain? Should I use the same domain name, user names etc?
> I have a sbs2003 server that is almost impossible to manage due to
> corruption. I have bought another computer which I have just installed the
> same OS onto.
> I am thinking of completing the installation all the way(to domain
> controller add users etc) There are only 10 users that use the server and
> only a few programs that need to be reinstalled. Due to the level of
> corruption it is not practicle to use the microsoft KB article(Migrating
> Windows Small Business Server 2003 to New Hardware) as I cant get some of
> the required tools to run.
> I am thinking it is easier to do a fresh install but is there a way to
> minimize disruption to the users when I phyically disconnect the the
> client computers and reconnect to the new server? the only programs and
> settings that are essential for the users are the office suite if this
> makes any difference.
> I would appreciate anyones thought on the best way to go
> regards

Your plan will work just fine. Keeping in mind that the workstations will
have to be rejoined to the Domain and the users will lose their profiles
(unless you do something to xfer them or back them up) becuase they will
have a different SID after you re-created them. Also the server shares and
permissions will have to be recreated.

Other than that, on a small network like yours where re-creating these
things is reletively trivial, your method will be fine.

As long as you use the same share names and SBS server name, any logon
scripts or share mapping scripts will continue to work as expected.

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