SBS 2003 server after migration



Is it possible to leave a migrated 2003 SBS (to 2008 SBS), which was of course demoted as a domain controller,  as a regular domain member server ?

Thanks for any advice.
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reliantcorpAsked:
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YndrasCommented:
Anything is possible :P

the real question is if it is advisable...... In my experience SBS comes bundled with exchange and AD etc, so I am quite surprised you managed to demote the DC. Usually his would require you removing exchange and then demoting/removing the ad role.

In theory, if you only wish to use the server as a file server, and you have another server acting as your domain controller etc, it is perfectly fine to leave a demoted server as a member server.

In this case, I don't see any difference. You'll have more of a problem removing the server and then finding out later on that the demotion was unsuccessful than you would have leaving the server in the environment.

It may be wise to double check the domain controller that you replaced your SBS server with holds all the domain roles, i would also check that the server was properly removed from the AD metabase.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216498 - for the method on how to check the metabase.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324801 - to check the FSMO roles.
R--RCommented:
You cannot have two SBS in a domain.

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reliantcorpAuthor Commented:
I could demote it by migrating to 2008.

It cant be done

Thanks all
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