Adding BDC to SBS2003
Posted on 2006-04-15
I've been buiding my SBS2003 server from a crashed 2000 server mostly because of loosing my AD. I'm determined to not have this again so I want to run a BDC. I have my main server running just fine setup as a SBS2003 server. Now I have copy of that server's HD that I want to put into a low power machine and just have it replicate my AD and slow file storage.
1. Obviously I have two PDCs now so I need to know how to demote one offline so I don't have a mess if I bring them up on the same network. My intention is to rename the off line server and demote it. Also remove all of the other sevices and apps like sql and exchange just to keep it cleaner.
2. Are there any issues with SBS2003 support BDC operation (read something about this)?
3. I really don't want to reinstall SBS again, I've done it enough recovering from my crash.
4. Any licensing issues? If this is feasible, I will get another SBS2003 license to keep it legal.