I have a 2k3 sbs, and am needing to use trusts in active directory, along with several other functions that small business server will not let me use.
The SBS server is not running exchange or sql or anything, just managing active directory, and group policy.
I think sbs will let you configure a BDC. What I am wondering is if i set up a windows standard server as a bdc, then wipe out the sbs server and start over with enterprise server and make it the pdc for the domain, will the bdc relinquish control and allow the new enterprise server to take over again?
Also will all the settings (Active Directory, Group Policy, etc..) be sent back over to the PDC after this is done?
I would think that this scenario has come up before, and I know that there is the SBS transition pack, but I already own another copy of enterprise server, and dont really want to pay for the transition pack.
Any Help will be much appreciated. I am going to try and get this done tomorrow hopefully so thanks in advance.