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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.
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by:ITAndYou
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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 :(
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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?

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Philip Elder earned 500 total points
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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
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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
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by:Philip Elder
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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
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Are there any negative ramifications when adding it as just a member server?
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