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I have a new SBS server that I migrated into an existing 2003 domain. The 2003 SBS is still (temporarily) on line. When I boot the new SBS server i get a warning telling me:

"The application (Microsoft Windows Small Business Server, from vendor Microsoft) has the following problem: Microsoft Windows Small Business Server has a known compatibility issue with this version of Windows and might not run as expected"

It seems like it is telling me that SBS 2008 is not compatible with SBS 2008...
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There is a default batch file that runs for all members of the SBS 2003 domain that includes a line; "\\SBS\Clients\Setup\setup.exe /s SBS"
When this runs on a Win7, Server 2008, and possibly Vista computer it will produce that error. It is caused by UAC. You can disable the script as it does not do a lot for machines after they are domain joined. Might this be the source of your error?

Out of curiosity how did you join it to the domain. You cannot have 2 SBS servers in the same domain. One will start shutting itself down after 7 days. There is a patch to extend this to 21 days but not beyond.
Also you may be aware but SBS is not server std. You cannot simply join the domain and move over items it has to be a proper migration. See the migration options below.

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When moving from SBS 2003 to a new server platform there are several migration options.
There is no “upgrade path” nor is the older transition pack available any longer that assisted and provided a licensing cost savings when moving to Server 2003 Standard. You will need to do a migration. My personal preference when doing SBS migrations is to buy a $200 kit from swingmigration.com tailored to your particular  migration. It provides tools, a method that allows a more gradual migration and the ability to revert backward, and 90 days personal support.
http://www.sbsmigration.com/pages/99/

There are numerous other tutorials available to do your migration. Most of these are for moving to SBS 2008, but if you may exceed the 75 user limit you would be better to switch to Server 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010 which is outlined in the last link below.

SBS2003 to SBS 2008:
Microsoft’s documentation for migrating SBS 2003 to SBS 2008
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=52B7EA63-78AF-4A96-811E-284F5C1DE13B&displaylang=en
Philip Elder’s documentation for migrating SBS2003 to SBS2008
http://blog.mpecsinc.ca/2009/06/sbs-2003-to-sbs-2008-migration-guide.html
Karl Palachuk’s Migration to SBS 2003 and SBS 2008
http://blog.smallbizthoughts.com/2009/08/swing-migration-vs-zero-downtime.html
http://blog.smallbizthoughts.com/2009/08/swing-migration-vs-zero-downtime.html
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by:theffernan
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I used the migration tool which will allow SBS to run for 21 days.

I will look for that script. Thanks.
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by:Rob Williams
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Ah perfect.
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by:Rob Williams
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Thanks theffernan.
Cheers!
--Rob
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