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Moving 2003 DC to a SBS2003

Currently have a 2003R2 server running DC, DNS, DHCP, file and print sharing, no exchange in this domain. Have loaded a 2003SBS server, canceled setup for exchange(to do later). Have moved DNS, and DC to SBS2003 server and demoted old server. Looking for any instructions with continuing setup for SBS2003 for exchange. (Any known issues)???
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murgroupCommented:
Your going to steal the fsmo roles from the previous server if you have not already done so. Then use ntdsutil to remove the old DC server form AD. Then complete the SBS install. I have never tried moving from straight 2003 to SBS so who knows if it will work.
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murgroupCommented:
Also remove the old server references form DNS.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You're asking for problems.  Can you get this to work... maybe... but SBS was designed to be setup and managed in a very specific manner... you should not be treating it like just another server, only with Exchange included.  There are Wizards and remote access features as well as management features that REQUIRE SBS to be setup in a very specific manner.  I would recommend starting over with the SBS server and using the highly regarded swing migration (www.swingmigration.com) tools to migrate from standard server to 2003 server.  (You do have sufficient CALs, right?  Standard server CALs are of no use to you - you need SBS CALs for all clients in the network).

If you start over now and do it right, you can save yourself a lot of headaches in the future.
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bradcccsCommented:
Have a look at:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/884453

Step by Stepper..
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Yes, that will work if you all your concerned with is being legal, licensing wise.  However, if you want a FUNCTIONAL Small Business Server that is highly reliable and managed the way it should be (should be according to most SBS experts) you will NOT follow the link posted by bradcccs.  Doing so will have, among other things, your active directory NOT organized appropriately so that the wizards, which are crucial to a properly configured small business server, will not operate.
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murgroupCommented:
I must agree with LeeW on this. Having worked with SBS for many years now, a fresh clean install would be best. You could use Active directory migration wizard to pull AD over to the new box or if the domain is not large just recreate everything. I have done many SBS swing migrations using the info from sbsmigrations.com but never from a straight 2003 domain to SBS. Good luck.
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bradcccsCommented:
Never one to argue against a fresh install, however this did not seem the path that MPCU wanted to head down.

Also agree that the MS method needs some post tweaking, but as MPCU had seemed to come to a dead end, considered it at least a good reference point.  I have completed the MS method on numerous occasions and have had minimal issues with wizards & reliability etc.  Again - agree re tweaking of AD.

Sorry to have contributed negatively.
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MPCUAuthor Commented:
After continuing setup for exchange, it asks for 2CD to install exchange then after about 20 minutes while it is installing exchange it locked up. Had to hard reboot. Clicked again to continue setup and it gives wrong OEM.
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