Solved

How to add SBS2003 server to existing server 2003 standard edition DC

Posted on 2009-07-03
6
259 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Is it possible to add a new server running SBS2003 to an existing Server 2003 DC?  I went through and setup AD on the new server and joined it to the existing which it did but now it errors out on the setup wizard complaining about the role of the SBS.   From what I have read it doesnt look real promising but I figured I would ask before going out and purchasing a Standard Edition 2003/8 License for this new server and reload it.  
0
Comment
Question by:lazcar
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:DCMBS
ID: 24772627
The SBS server must hold all the Operations Master Roles and it must be the root of the domain. you can add additional DCs to an SBS doamin. You might be able to do what you are trying to do by transferring all the roles to the SBS machine
0
 

Author Comment

by:lazcar
ID: 24772731
Is there any documentation for transferring all of the roles?  
0
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
DCMBS earned 250 total points
ID: 24772769
Try the following KB article.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324801

I would try this after installing the first stage if the SBS server and before installing the SBS parts.  Run DCPROMO to install AD, then transfer the roles, then install the SBS parts
0
Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

 

Author Comment

by:lazcar
ID: 24773063
Thanks for the info...

I have changed the roles to the new SBS server but when I try to continue with the Small Business Server setup it gives me a warning that "Windows Small Business Server 2003 cannot be installed on a domain controller that is not the assigned Operations Master roles."  I have gone through the steps in document to change all 5 roles and had no problems making the change so is there something I have to do to sync the role changes?

Ive attached a snapshot of the message
SBS2003.JPG
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:DCMBS
ID: 24773160
I am not aware of anthing esle you need to do.  It could just be you need to give it some time.  Also try a reboot.  What do you get if you click the More Info button
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:DCMBS
ID: 24773210
Just found this KB article. It is more specific to waht you are doing.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/884453
0

Featured Post

Ready to get started with anonymous questions?

It's easy! Check out this step-by-step guide for asking an anonymous question on Experts Exchange.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In the event you manage a Small Business Server 2003, and you are audited for PCI compliance, there are several changes you must make in order to pass the audit. I can take no credit for discovering any of these fixes or workarounds, but there is no…
The articles for turning off the Client firewall policy on the internet are for SBS 2008 and don't really help for SBS 2011. They actually moved the Client firewall policy. In 2011, the client firewall policy has moved to the SBS computers conta…
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…
Sometimes it takes a new vantage point, apart from our everyday security practices, to truly see our Active Directory (AD) vulnerabilities. We get used to implementing the same techniques and checking the same areas for a breach. This pattern can re…

634 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question