SBS 2003 and Server standard 2008

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Al, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Al

    Al Guest

    Client has an old SBS 2003 server, going to keep it to run Great
    Plains for 2 users. Exchange will eventually be a hosted exchange, and
    the rest is file sharing in a 20 workstation environment.

    wondering what's the easiest way to add a new 2008 server and move the
    file sharing to it. If memory serves me, you can't have more than 1 DC
    in an SBS environment. I don't want to create a new domain and have to
    migrate profiles, and also since the box is newer, would rather the be
    the DC/GC.

    Any opinions are appreciated.

    Al, Jul 28, 2011
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  2. You _can_ have more than one Domain Controller. BUT, ALL the FSMO roles MUST
    remain on the SBS box.

    You can certainly add a second server to do file sharing. I would NOT enable
    it as a domain controller unless or until you are ready to migrate off of
    SBS entirely. There's really no gain at all in an SBS environment of 20
    Charlie Russel-MVP, Jul 28, 2011
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