How to install Small Business Server 2011 Standard into Existing 2003 Standard Domain?
Posted on 2011-02-25
I have a Windows 2003 R2 Standard server in production at a client. The server is the only DC and hosts a primary business application.
I would like to install a Small Business 2011 Standard Server into this environment. I want to maintain the existing 2003 server ( ie., I can't demote it or the primary business app will break ).
I am pretty certain this can be done, but am not sure if I need to run any "prep" tools on the exisitng 2003 server first. My understanding is that either during or after the SBS2011 install, it will grab all of the fsmo roles, become the global catalog, etc... I am just not sure if any prep is required on the existing 2003 server first.
thanks in advance!