Advise on installing windows 2008 on a new server that will sit in a windows sbs 2003 domain
Posted on 2008-10-02
We have a network that is controlled from a server running windows sbs2003 premium i.e. got exchange 2003 and sql 2000 on it.
We are planning on buying a new server with windows 2008 standard edit on it and putting this machine on the network we will also install sql 2005 on it. This machine will not be a domain controller and will just need to be used by our developers as a testing machine for their websites/programming so I guess its just like any normal machine but just running server software on a server machine.
What I need to know is will I get any errors putting this into the sbs2003 domain environment?
and one other mad question if I wanted to get 2008sbs can I have that in the sbs2003 domain network as well i.e. will that conflict (this is just another option instead of getting windows 2008 as it may be cheaper!!)
Hope that all makes sense.