SBS2008 upgrade/replacement from SBS2003

Same name, same domain, not migration mode, but a self styled replacement mode…

 Hyper-V Server (i.e. call it core) build of SBS2008 Standard…

fun with..

[PS] D:\>Add-MailboxPermission -Identity Username Admin-Username -AccessRights FullAccess

Dir “”D:\Server Migration\Mailboxes\*.pst” | Import-Mailbox

[PS] D:\>Import-Mailbox -Identity ReubenC -PSTFolderPath “D:\Server Migration\Mailboxes\ReubenC.pst” -ExcludeFolders “\Junk E-Mail”


Import-Mailbox : Error was found for Reuben Cook ( because: Error occurred in the step: Approving object. An unknown error has occur
red., error code: -2147219968
At line:1 char:15
+ Import-Mailbox <<<< -Identity ReubenC -PSTFolderPath “D:\Server Migration\Mailboxes\ReubenC.pst”

corruption in the exported PST..

Fun with Migrating Companyweb Website (WSS 2.0) from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 (WSS 3.0)
great article at

also, other resources found…

Migrating to Windows Small Business Server 2008 from Windows Small Business Server 2003 – Microsoft Whitepaper @

Run the pre-upgrade scan tool (Windows SharePoint Services)  –

Microsoft 123 page guide to Upgrading to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 technology –


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