SBS 2000 - Joining an existing Windows 2000 Server Domain

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Henry Craven, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. Henry Craven

    Henry Craven Guest

    SBS 2000 cannot join another domain, even temporarily.

    What they/you will need to do is install Plain Windows 2000 Server std
    on the old box ( naming it the same as the old server), make it DC and
    seize all the FSMO Rolls and the GC, demote and disconnect the current
    DC removing references to it from the new DC. Upgrade the New Win2K
    Server to SBS 2000, and then add back now member server and promote it
    to being a replica Domain Controller.

    Take your Backup and restore your Exchange and data, as well as
    copying/moving any newer data stored on the (now) replica Domain

    If I've missed or got anything wrong in there I'm sure there are plenty
    of eyes that will pick me up on it.
    Henry Craven, Jan 14, 2005
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    Wayne Guest

    Hello All;

    A Client has contacted me about a problem that they have.

    Their "SBS 2000" had crashed on them, and they had to reinstall the SBS
    But before doing so, they had made the Windows 2000 Server the DC.
    Now they are wanting to make the SBS 2000 back as the DC, but do not know
    If they can?

    Could someone shed some light on this issue please?

    What they are trying to do, is to Install the SBS 2000
    What will they need to do next, in order to Migrate the Account information
    Over to the SBS 2000 From the Win2k Server and then make the
    SBS 2k as the DC ?

    Thank You
    Wayne, Jan 15, 2005
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  3. The complete process of recovery is documented in the Swing Migration kit at The practical issues are explained how to reintroduce the
    same DC back into the existing domain with a clean install of server, and
    reusing the existing AD.
    Jeff Middleton [SBS-MVP], Jan 15, 2005
  4. Henry Craven

    Wayne Guest

    Thank You Henry;

    I will contact the person and send this information over to them.
    I will post here on my findings.
    And also if you or other's can think of anything else.
    Please by all means, let me know.

    Thank you
    Wayne, Jan 15, 2005
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