Thanks for posting here and thanks for Cris Hanna's suggestions.
Based on my knowledge, I agree with Cris Hanna's suggestion, you can refer
to the following knowledge base article to install Small Business Server
2003 in an existing Active Directory domain:
Additional, I provide the following steps and knowledge base articles:
0. Make a full backup of the SBS 2003 server.
1. Use Exmerge.exe on the SBS 2003 server to export all mailboxes to PST
files. To do so, you can refer to the following articles:
174197 XADM: Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Merge Program (Exmerge.exe)
327304 HOW TO: Use ExMerge to Upgrade to Exchange 2000
273642 ExMerge Does Not Work Unless You Have Receive As and Send As
2. In Outlook at a client computer, create PST files and move all public
folders to the PST files as a backup.
3. Install Windows 2003 on the new server box (you should use a retail
version of Windows 2003 CD, not the SBS CD #1) and join in the SBS domain
4. Run DCPromo and set it up as additional domain controller in the SBS
domain. More info how how to do this:
5. Transfer the roles from the old SBS install to the new server. More info
on how to do this:
255690 HOW TO: View and Transfer FSMO Roles in the Graphical User Interface
324801 HOW TO: View and Transfer FSMO Roles in Windows Server 2003
255504 Using Ntdsutil.exe to Seize or Transfer FSMO Roles to a Domain
6. Set the New Server as GC (Global Catalog Server). To set a DC as a GC,
you can follow the steps in the following MS Knowledge Base article:
816105 HOW TO: Create or Move a Global Catalog in Windows Server 2003
7. Remove Exchange attributes (not mailbox) from all users by choose the
Exchange Task in "AD User and computers". If you find that you only have
the three items (Delete Mailbox, Move Mailbox and Enable Instant
messages.), you can just ignore them. This step is only to make sure to
remove all other attributes you have configured for users.
8. Stop the Information Store service on Old Server to take the databases
out of use.
9. Stop DHCP on SBS 2003, install DNS (make it AD Integrated so that it
will replicate all DNS information from the SBS server) and DHCP on the new
Windows 2003 server and then configure the DHCP scope the same as SBS 2003.
10. Configure the new server to point to itself for DNS. Configure all the
client computers to point to the new server as DNS. If you are using DHCP
to issue DNS server settings, you should configure your new DHCP server to
reflect the changes.
11. After making sure the clients can successfully, open AD User and
Computers, connect to the new server and remove the SBS 2003 server account
from the Domain Controllers container.
12. Take the old SBS server offline
13. Insert SBS 2003 Disc 1 on the new server to run SBS setup until
finished (be sure the organization information for Exchange is *exactly*
the same as on the old server)
14. Run through your To Do List to get on the client add packs, configure
Internet connection, etc.
15. Apply service packs and patches so the new server will be at the same
update level as the old server
16. Use the exmerge.exe tool to import the mailboxes from the PST files.
For public folders, you can import them in from the PST files in Outlook at
the client side.
17. Use the backup restore procedure for Sharepoint service to move the
content database from old SBS 2K3 to new SBS 2k3. You can follow this
829112 How to back up and restore http://companyweb data in Windows Small
I hope the above information helps.
Have a nice day.
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