DC Promo & "Stand-alone" server (2003 Small Business)
Posted on 2005-03-30
I just installed my first Windows 2003 Small Business Server machine, and during installation it seems that I was forced to install AD and configure as a DC.
My problem is that I have 1 Windows Me machine connected, and my understanding is that this machine cannot join a domain. Is this correct?
So I ran the AD wizard and demoted the server to what I THINK is a stand-alone server. Basically, it just seems to be a member of the workgroup.
My question is: Is this the correct configuration for a stand-alone server?
Finally, my client says that the Word & Excell files they are trying to open on their workstations (docs are located on server) are opening very slowly. Could this be because of the configuration as a stand-alone? If I change DNS from the router to the server could that speed things up?
Thanks for any help!