Decommission SBS 2003 - transfer FSMO - set up trust

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by John, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. John

    John Guest


    We are in the beginning stages of making some major changes/upgrades.

    - SBS 2003 (DC/FSMO)
    - Windows 2003 Server (BDC)
    - Member servers on domain
    Both to be retired
    Let's call this domain A

    - Hyper-V Core to host
    - Window 2008 R2 (DC for new domain, required for ownership/name
    And let's call this domain B

    Our goal is to establish a trust between the two domains to ease the
    transition process workload and ensure access to resources between

    When completing the New Trust the message states that it cannot be
    completed because of the SBS 2003.

    If I were to transfer the FSMO roles to the Windows 2003 server (and,
    if needed, decommission the SBS 2003 - NOTE: we do not use Exchange or
    any other features other than AD), would I be able to complete the New

    What do you recommend?
    John, Jan 13, 2011
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  2. John

    John Guest

    Also, would it just be easiest (or even possible) to perform an in-
    place upgrade to Windows 2003 Standard on the SBS 2003 server?
    Like I said, we only use the SBS 2003 server for AD (and BackupExec,
    but we will handle reconfig of that).
    John, Jan 13, 2011
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    Steve Foster Guest

    If you're taking out Exchange, you will be able to rename the domain
    with RENDOM (the presence of Exchange 2003+ in an AD environment is not
    itself a bar to renaming AD domains - but Exchange on a DC [a la SBS]
    *is*). No need to mess about with a new domain or trusts at all.
    Steve Foster, Jan 14, 2011
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    Leythos Guest

    You're going about it wrong because SBS can't do Trusts between domains.

    This site has a product (set of tools) that will make it simple,
    painless, and you don't have to rename the domain or rejoin the
    computers to the domain... The new SBS 2008 box can have the same IP as
    the old server. My experience is that you can get all of the work done
    and restore a backup of changed files to the new server overnight,
    everyone will be back online with little or no downtime.
    Leythos, Jan 16, 2011
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