SBS 2003 Environment Setup

Hello,

I would like to have a server 2008 domain controller as a backup for sbs2003.  Will multiple users be able to log in to the server 08 box via RWW on the sbs box?

Thanks.
jandsAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

ITAndYouCommented:
You are not able to have a Windows standard server as a Domain Controller as part of a SBS domain, they are normally used as SQL servers or file and print servers.

If you have already purchases the win2k8 server then it is time to migrate from sbs to standard windows domains, but you will lose the exchange part :(
0
jandsAuthor Commented:
Can I just add it as a server?  And use it to host terminal services so users can log in remotely via RWW and have multiple users log in the server to use applications at the same time?

Thanks.
0
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Having a backup DC introduces a whole new kettle of fish when it comes to disaster recovery:
http://blog.mpecsinc.ca/search/label/Disaster%20Recovery
Look into the April postings to get an idea of how difficult the recovery can get BECAUSE of the second DC.
Philip
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?

If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone.  For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.

Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
IT&U is wrong ... that is a myth:
http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2007/10/04/debunking-the-myth-about-additional-domain-controllers-replica-dcs-in-an-sbs-domain.aspx

BTW: Nothing replaces a good and tested backup!

Philip
0
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
And, to answer your second question:
Yes. When you setup a TS on the SBS domain, a link called "Connect to my Application Server" will appear as an option in the RWW portal.
Philip
0
jandsAuthor Commented:
Are there any negative ramifications when adding it as just a member server?
0
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
SBS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.