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Re: Should I be worried?

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I have my own issues with BPS in another thread, but can comment on the SBS 2003 - SBS 2008 migration part.


First off,  I would not waste my time (IMPO), on the Foundations server. You would be upgrading to SBS 2008 shortly afterwards anyway.


  • You should be aware that SBS2008 with SQL Server is a 2 box install. One box contains the D, Exchange, Sharepoint tites, etc, the other contains the SQL Server part.
  • You can install the exchange and SQL server module on the same box as the Exchange server, but it it not really recomended as long as it is a healthy enough machine, dual PS, lots of RAM, etc.
  • With this said, if BPS does not run on an AD server (I am surprised about this but if its true then ok) the SBS 2008 still allows the Server 2008 software to be instaled on two machines. As long as it is a 64-bit machine, you can install the server SW on another machine. This would give you a box to install the BPS on insted of XP.
  • MS SBS 2003 - SBS 2008 migration is really intended to be from one box to another, not installed on top of the older version on the same machine. The 2008 needs to be on a 64 bit machine. If you are going to put 2008 on the same box as 2003, it is not a fun ride, for you will have to be very careful how you backup and restore your Exchange Server. If you get that second box, you can put SWQL server on that, and also the BPS. Keep in mond, the second machine does nto have to be a beast, but have a descent HDD space and plenty of RAM.



Message Edited by ghanus on 07-15-2009 08:09 PM
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Re: Should I be worried?

Thanks for your suggestions. We are actually doing a "migration." What I mean is, since our network has so many issues, we said screw it, we are doing a fresh install of everything basically. We know we need to be very careful about backing up stuff so we are making sure we make a REALLY LONG checklist of what needs to be done... I think some people call this planning Smiley Tongue Anyway, we are getting close to doing it and hopefully many issues, if not ALL, will be solved after the implementation.


Back to BB world, how would I wipe out the device to re-add it to the BPS server after we install it an everything? Someone a long time ago suggested CrackUtil I think... please advice!


Thank you all!

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Re: Should I be worried?

JL_cmdr can do it or just wipe from the HH it self.


It is also a good time to upgrade all the HH OSes.


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