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Can SBS 2008 be demoted with DCPROMO

I have a client that needs to prove a point with a 3rd party vendor. My question is, cab a Windows 2008 Small Business Server be demoted using DCPROMO?
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vdash2mmacp
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Mike ThomasConsultantCommented:
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OxygenITSolutionsCommented:
I had a client recently demote his SBS server by accident so yes, I'm sure you can. You can have one SBS server per domain and I'm sure it can be a member server. Anyone care to confirm.
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B HCommented:
if you  have another server that has taken all the FSMO roles, you should be able to kick it out of the domain... but it'll leave the sbs machine sort of in a 'what the hell just happened' state, where you'll be running dcpromo or formatting
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OxygenITSolutionsCommented:
Just reading MojoTech's link, The client I mentioned did break a lot of the components of SBS. So, although demoting is not recommended, it will work.
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Mike ThomasConsultantCommented:
It certainly appears to be a one way thing though, why would you want to? ;)
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vdash2mmacpAuthor Commented:
To MojoTech:
Just need the 'from MS' answer, and for the life of me couldnt get my search srtings right on technet. Thanks again.
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Cris HannaCommented:
1. Licensing for SBS Server requires that it be the First Server at the Root of the AD Forest and Domain and that it hold ALL FSMO roles.
2. Will DCPROMO run?  Yes it will.  Wil the server continue to function after that..no...see number 1.   It will after a short period of it will begin shutting itself down periodically.   Then you're stuck with a complete re-install to resolve it.
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