Two SBS2003 servers on the same network
Posted on 2011-03-24
We've been asked to maintain a new client's network which appears to contain two seperate SBS2003 servers.
Each server operates as a different local domain name and all client PCs and users are attached to the Active Directory of just one of them. The second server only seems to host an SQL database.
I was under the impression that two SBS2003 servers on the same network segment would conflict and cause each other to shutdown. In fact, I'm fairly sure that in the past I've had two servers running like this while migrating users from one domain to another and that I've run into difficulties with conflicts if the migration hasn't been completed within a week or so.
Can anyone explain what will and won't work in practice please?