Should I Demote Old SBS server
Posted on 2009-03-30
Over the weekend I migrated Windows 2003 SBS to new equipment by following the Microsoft Migration document. The last step in the document is to demote the old server. This server has been taken off the network already and will not be used any longer. I was hoping to leave the old server intact though instead of demoting it. I know with SBS that you cannot have 2 domain controllers on the network. Since the old server has been turned off and is no longer on the network, I am wondering if I can skip demoting it. Or will the 7 day time limit kick in on the new server anyway and cause problems?