Small Business Server to stand alone server

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Marc Rossenbach, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. Hello,

    I have a customer that has outgrown their small business
    server. We are going to move them up to 2003 Server.
    What I want to know is if I can demote the 2000 Small
    Business server and make it into a stand alone server?

    If it is possible do I just use dcpromo to do this?

    Thanks very much

    Marc Rossenbach
    Marc Rossenbach, Jul 19, 2004
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  2. can't be done. nor can you just use the win2k3 portion of the SBS sotware,
    it is a license violation and would still have the 75 user limitation.

    Add another server as a DC, transferr data
    Take down the SBS machine, have new DC seize the FSMO and Global Cat roles
    CRIS HANNA \(SBS-MVP\), Jul 19, 2004
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  3. Another option (even if it is only licensewise) would be to get the
    Migration/Transition pack and then you will have the licenses + you can do
    what you want (since you end up with the plain-vanilla licenses).
    Javier Gomez [SBS MVP], Jul 19, 2004
  4. Marc Rossenbach

    GG Guest

    No, it not possible, after 2 weeks you are using on stand
    alone server, it will reboot each hour. :)
    GG, Jul 20, 2004
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