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Microsoft SBS 2011. Upgrade network from Win SBS Server 2003 to 2011

Microsoft SBS 2011

Consulting, Deployment, Engineering

Challenge

Client had aging Small Business Server 2003 implementation.  Server was 6+ years old.  Server needed replacement and OS neeeded upgrade to Small Business Server 2011 for performance, reliability, features, and support.

Solution

Installed new HP ML350p Gen8 Server.  Setup virtualization host platform using VMware ESX5i.  Setup, installed and configured Windows Small Business Server 2011 as a virtual machine. Migrated users, email accounts, network printers to new virtual server.  Setup Outlook Web access and Remote Web Workplace.  Migrated users Outlook data from existing server to new server.  Copied data files from old server to new server.  Setup file system security as required.  Decommissioned existing Windows Small Business Server.  Also, migrated Terminal server to new hardware as Virtual Machine

Result

Client is happy with the result.  “Everthing is working fine.  I thank you for the very thorough job you did for us!” in their words.  Client is now operating on a robust fully supported new server with a flexible virtualized network.  Small Business Server 2011 provides a feature rich platform with Exchange 2010 built-in.