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Have a Windows SBS2003 server and want to get out from under the SBS setup. Any best scenarios for moving to Windows Server 2008R2? I know I will lose the domain and exchange features any other things I will lose?

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SBS isn't in any way a watered down version of Windows or Exchange.

You'll lose Sharepoint, RWW, a nice management console that simplifies adding computers and users to the domain and managing the various SBS components, a fairly decent automated backup solution, integrated fax services, integrated monitoring and reporting, etc., etc.

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Forgive. The watered down statement. However I just want to upgrade to windows server 2008r2. Any recommendations? – mikedopp Nov 24 '10 at 18:37
Is your intention to migrate the users as well as the data? What about the email? – joeqwerty Nov 24 '10 at 18:46
Joeqwerty is asking some great questions, with SBS you get a number of services that aren't bundled with Server 2008 - Exchange, Sharepoint, SQL, etc...which of these are you planning on migrating? – CurtM Nov 24 '10 at 18:50
Mostly users and data. The exchange piece is not an issue. Also the SQL I will install SQL2008r2 server. – mikedopp Nov 24 '10 at 19:43
I wonder why you would do this at all if your environment didn't absolutely need it? – JohnThePro Mar 26 '12 at 22:15

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