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small business server 2003 installation without dns server

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is it possible to install sbs 2003 without DNS function?
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No - and why would you want to DNS is essential for Active Directory
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thank you.
i just wanted to have file server function...
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Small Business Server is a complete solution.  You must use Active Directory with it and to do that, you need DNS working properly.  If all you want is a file server (no domain), then consider Windows Storage Server - sold only with NAS devices, it has no Client Access License requirements and adds a few features to the basic Windows server (it CANNOT be a domain controller).
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thank you.
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thank you
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