5-Check the licensing of your third party products to make sure they are still going to be licensed once you are no longer running SBS.
And finally, here we go to the GOTCHAS! This is truly what the post is aimed towards - this is what people call PSS for.
6-Before installing the transition pack make sure you Export and Remove the following registry key:
Note: There will be a SMALLBUSINESSSERVER key and that is OK, we are only interested in the “
Presence of this registry key when installing the Transition pack may cause it to fail.
7-Make sure you are using the
Windows Small Business Server 2003 with SP1 Transition Pack
if you have installed Windows 2003 Service Pack 1 on your SBS 2003 server. You want to make sure that the service pack matches before starting up the process.
Basically, try to avoid mixing the versions. If you have Transition Pack media that does NOT include Service Pack 1, then make sure you are upgrading an SBS server that does NOT have Windows 2003 Service Pack 1 installed.
(Today's post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff aka "The Guy with the Funny Accent")