SBS 2003 to Windows 2003 R2 Standard
Posted on 2011-03-23
I have a Branch Domain (xyz.com) Running on an SBS 2003 Standard (SQL server 2005 standard installed saperately on teh same machine), and i have our Main office Domain (abc.com) running on Windows 2003 R2.
What i would like to do, is to change the SBS that is on the Branch Domain to a Windows 2003 R2 Standard inorder to create a trust relation between the 2 domains and the SBS has many limitations on that, and i bealieve that the Transformation Kit is not available any more as i cannot find it any where (specially that i live in Dubai). I have the Windows 2003 R2 Volume License that i want to put as a replacement of the SBS.
Is there any ways to do the upgrade or what is the best way to change it, as i dont want to re-install every thing in the current SBS 2003, and i also dont want to Unjoin the clients and readd them... basicaly i want to do an upgrade from the SBS 2003 to a windows 2003 R2 and retain the same configuration as it is now.