How make SBS server (PDC) into a secondary (PDC)

Posted on 2008-06-18
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
Here is the scenario.
I have SBS2003 server which has exchange on it and is the PDC. I am building a new Windows Server 2003 Enterprise server.

Question: What are the appropriate steps I need to take to make this new server the PDC and the SBS server into a secondary? I want to keep the SBS2003 server and keep the exchange on it. And use the new enterprise server as the terminal server.
Question by:iGuru2008
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Hello iGuru2008,

you cant't have two SBS servers on one domain, rule one of SBS.


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you CAN add another domain controller to the sbs network, but it CANT be an sbs, it CAN be w2k3/8 server though.

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You can't FULL STOP.
If you want to make the SBS a "real" 2003 server without restrictions you can buy ans use the "Transition Pack"

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So I can't have an Windows 2003 Enterprise server and SBS server on the same domain ?
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Yes you can have multiple servers and domain controllers the SBS just has to be the primary.
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Just to correct that slightly - you can add additional Windows standard/enterprise servers to an SBS domain, but the SBS server MUST retain all the FSMO roles.
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That is what I said before:

"you CAN add another domain controller to the sbs network, but it CANT be an sbs, it CAN be w2k3/8 server though.
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and here is an article on how to add an aditional (for example a terminal server) to your sbs network:

and this is for windows server 2008:

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