how to join a windows server R2 to a sbs 2003 domain

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We have a sbs 2003 DC with 10 clients computers running good. and we need to connect a windows server 2003 r2 to the network as a file server. it's our first time doing this and we want to do it correctly.
we really appreciate any help.
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If you want to make it a domain controller, then you need to run ADPREP on the SBS server.  Otherwise, just join it - there's really nothing special with it...
You can use SBS's server console to add the new server much like adding a new computer. It will give you a web site to go to on the new server to connect it to your network. As LEEW pointed out, you can make it an additional domain controller for your SBS network if you so choose.

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in the case i want the sbs 2003 as domain controller, i just want the windows 2003 as a file server,

1. should i create a new user? so when i use the connectcomputer on that server i choose one? or administrator for both?
            1.1 (if i have to create a new user) what template on that user?

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You can use the domain administrator account. No need to create a new account.
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Don't over think this.

Adding a second server, especially if it's not going to be a domain controller, is just like adding a workstation.  

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It was very easy as instructed.
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