SBS Server Died - How to Migrate AD to Server 2008
Posted on 2011-02-17
I have a SBS server that just died. Back ups are avaialble but not useful due to corruption, so bascially no back up to restore from.
Instead of rebuilding it I would like to use an existing Server 2008 for user authentication only. Email will be moved to an off-site host.
The setup before the SBS 2003 died was:
SBS 2003 SP2, ran DHCP, DNS, AD, Exchange.
Server 2008 is (was) apart of the SBS 2003 domain and served as a File Server.
Users (5 users) had redirected My Documents and Desktops to the 2008 Server (File Server).
Users are still able to access their Desktops and My Documents files, but e mail is not working ('cause the SBS in dead)
Can I DC Promo the Server 2008 to allow users to authenticated to the domain without the need to replace/rebuild the SBS 2003?
If so what are the proper steps?
Is there another post regarding this already? (Sorry I could not find anything close to relevant, but then again I have the flu and am tired ;} )
I am happy to add more information, I just can't think of anymore that might be needed.