Well, that is sensationalism at it's best! I am going to be "OOF" next week (Out Of Office) so this blog will sit idle for about 10 days (yeah, like it hasn't done that before).
I do have some good stuff coming in January. I am going to migrate my SBS install at home and plan to document/blog the entire process. As the title implies, I will be using the Virtual Server/DCPromo method. It will likely be a series of blogs over a week or so, like Migration Part 1, Migration Part 2, etc. I have been documenting my process/concerns/gotchas over the last week or so. I have never had to think this entirely through and there are new things every day that pop up, like:
I already have the answers to most of these and the others I can figure out. Like a good admin, I am going to test this migration scenario in a test lab prior to doing it on my production server.
I "had" Virtual Server installed on my SBS box (BAD!!!! DON'T DO THIS) with a replica Windows 2000 domain controller.
Here is what I have done so far in anticipation of the migration:
So, when I get back from "OOF", I will begin my testing phase in the lab environment (insert --> at the office). Once that is complete, I will start the actual migration.