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Decomission SBS 2003 and use it as member server

Currently I am migrating from SB2003 to SBS2008 which is going well.I have an old application on the  SBS 2003 which we don't want to move it to the new server.So once every thing is moved to the new SBS2008 I will remove exchange and demote the SBS2003 server.
So my question is can I still use the SBS 2003 as member server or would it keep rebooting randomly.

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Malli Boppe

8/22/2022 - Mon
Andrew Oakeley

It will keep rebooting as it does not hold the FSMO roles
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Malli Boppe

but not its a DC any more just a member server.Do you have link or MS documents that you post it over here.
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Andrew Oakeley

Thanks lee. should not have posted that.
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Malli Boppe

Once I make the SBS2003 as member server and disjoin from domain.Can I make it an SBS 2003 server again with a different domain.I mean to say if current domain is sbs.local.I will create a new domain called sbs2003.does it work.
The application that I am using is a SQL data base related one.
Lee W, MVP

You can build a new domain with the old 2003 SBS system but that domain CANNOT join the SBS 2008 domain or have a trust with it.  

If you wanted to reuse the server, you would be better off if you had purchased SBS 2008 Premium as that includes a second server license that let you install a new copy of Windows server on the old system.  

You could explore linux, but I wouldn't recommend it if you had no experience with Linux (and MSSQL wouldn't run on it).

Actually, you said it's a SQL database - so DID you buy SBS premium, which includes SQL server?
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Yeah its a premium but I can't rebuild that machine.Because the client doesn't want to pay for moving the appliaction to the new server.Its just  matter of 2 mnths before they would be getting new CRM application.