SBS2003 and Win2k3 compatibility

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by david, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. david

    david Guest

    Can Win2003 server act as a domain controller if the
    SBS2003 server was installed first in the domain?
    Anything tricky on getting it to work? Would I still run
    dcpromo on the Win2003 server and join the SBS2003
    domain, etc??

    david, Mar 1, 2004
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  2. david

    Brandon S. Guest

    SBS2003 has to be the dc.
    Brandon S., Mar 1, 2004
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  3. david

    David Guest

    SBS2003 is first and main domain controller, I can't use
    another server as a backup? Like 2000/2003 server???
    What would I do if my SBS2003 goes down and there is no
    other server to take over??

    David, Mar 1, 2004
  4. david

    Brandon S. Guest

    yeah, you can use a backup dc. I misunderstood your question.
    Brandon S., Mar 1, 2004
  5. david

    david Guest

    So would I simply run the DCpromo on the server(2k3) to
    add it to the SBS2003 domain as a domain controller? I
    would think so...let me know if there are anything else
    to take into consideration.

    -----Original Message-----
    david, Mar 1, 2004
  6. That is exactly what you would do. This scenario will work fine. All you
    need to do is make sure that the SBS server keeps all of the FSMO roles and
    SBS applications.

    Chris Ard
    Small Business Server
    Enterprise Platforms Support

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Chris Ard [MSFT], Mar 1, 2004
  7. david

    John LeMay Guest

    Correct. As you probably know, in W2K and above a DC is a DC - no more
    primary and backup issues. However, keep in mind that the SBS server
    must maintain the five FSMO roles - it seems these can't be moved.
    John LeMay, Mar 2, 2004
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