How to keep SBS 2003 server running after migrating to SBS 2008

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by TM, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. TM

    TM Guest

    I've successfully migrated from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 on a new machine.
    However, I have some apps running on the old server (ACT & Quickbooks) that
    I'd like to keep on this machine. The documentation states 'If you want to
    repurpose the Source Server, the simplest way is to reformat and install a
    new operating system'. What's the hard way?

    In other words, is there a way to get the machine back in a healthy state
    without installing a new operating system or reformatting the hard drive so I
    can use it to run these apps?
    TM, Jan 23, 2010
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  2. TM

    SteveB Guest

    SBS 2003 can't be used as a demoted DC. You can use another server license
    and reinstall that and then your ACT/QB apps.
    SteveB, Jan 23, 2010
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  3. Multiple SBS servers cannot exist in the same domain. You can reinstall SBS
    2003 on the old server and then reinstall the apps/databases, but the old
    server will need to be in a different domain from the SBS 2008 one.
    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP], Jan 24, 2010
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