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SBS2008 Premium. Join another Server 2003 Standard to 2008 domain

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I realise under SBS2008 Premium I can have additional 2008 servers for SQL server etc, but as I have an existing 2003 based application that is not approved to run on 2008, can I join additional 2003 servers to the 2008 domain, running my 2003 approved application under 2003 but within the 2008 domain
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by:Philip Elder
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Your licensing allows you to downgrade your second server to Win2K3 and SQL to SQL 2005.
http://www.microsoft.com/sbs/en/us/downgrade-rights.aspx
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Belay that ... misread it the first time!
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To answer your question directly, you can connect a Windows Server 2003 box to the SBS 2008 domain as a member server and run your legacy apps that way.

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Thanks Philip, thought you could, however I couldn't find any direct answer from Microsoft. Bravo Zulu (well done)
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