Demote SBS 2003
Posted on 2010-11-24
I have a question about demoting SBS 2003 from existing domain. My situation is:
Server with SBS 2003 and another servers (2) with Windows Server 2003 as DC in the same domain. Now I want to buy new server with Windows Server 2008 R2 and install there Exchange 2010. I want the new server will be DC in this domain too.
Is possible demote the existing SBS 2003 from this domain. o.c. after all data and Exchange mailboxes migration into new server? My question is not about licenses, I will buy CALs for Win Server 2008 and Exchange 2010. But what happens with SBS domain after demoting SBS server (I now i must move GC and FSMO roles)? Is this domain "normal" domain without SBS limits, after demoting SBS?