How do I retire my SBS 2003 and use my new Server 2008 as DC?
Posted on 2011-02-28
I'm not sure where to start here, but our sbs 2003 box is over four years old, and I want to retire it and let our new Server 2008 machine (that's being used for file, app and print services) be the DC.
Here are the specifics:
1. We have 67 users with logins on the network
2. We're not needing Exchange anymore since we moved to a hosted email solution
3. I just need the server 2008 box to act as the dc (authentication services, AD, etc), I don't need any of the SBS tools retained.
Is there a simple method of doing this? Where can I go for documentation of how to promote a DC and remove a SBS server without shutting down the whole network for a week?