Welcome to the official BlackBerry Support Community Forums.

This is your resource to discuss support topics with your peers, and learn from each other.

Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-16-2010
My Device: Bold 9650
My Carrier: Verizon

SBS Swing Migration 2003 - 2011

We are going to be migrating our SBS 2003 running Exchange and BESx 5.0.1 with SQL 2005 to SBS 2011 running exchange.  We have 4 BB users, 1 is remote. I am looking for some suggestions for options for migrating the BESX as well.  We do have a capable server we have the option of moving BESx to prior to the SBS migration which would have Windows Server 2008.  If we went with that option we would just leave the BESx on that server.  I am guessing that is probably our best option, but if anyone has ever successfully migrated from SBS2003 to SBS2011 along with BESx on the same server, it would be great to get some insight.


We are in the preliminary planning and testing stages now, so any suggested documentation you can point me to I would appreciate the assistance.

Posts: 13
Registered: ‎01-12-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: SBS Swing Migration 2003 - 2011

For the SBS migration there is a walkthough here...


regarding the BES I would build up a new BES (or BESX) server and use the transporter tool to migrate the accounts accross...



hope this helps!




Guru III
Posts: 32,126
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
My Device:

I'm rockin the BlackBerry PRIV, Passport, Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook,BT Headset HS-700

My Carrier: I am on AT&T. Please edit your Personal Profile with your DEVICE TYPE, DEVICE OS and Carrier

Re: SBS Swing Migration 2003 - 2011

does a swing migration make a new exchange org?


If yes then transporter wont work and you have to wipe the devices and activate on a new BES.




Click here to Backup the data on your BlackBerry Device! It's important, and FREE!

Click "Accept as Solution" if your problem is solved. To give thanks, click thumbs up
Click to search the Knowledge Base at BTSC and click to Read The Fabulous Manuals

BESAdmin's, please make a signature with your BES environment info.

SIM Free BlackBerry Unlocking FAQ
Follow me on Twitter @knottyrope

Want to thank me? Buy my KnottyRope App here

BES 12 and BES 5.0.4 with Exchange 2010 and SQL 2012 Hyper V