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Demote a SBS2003

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I'm upgrading from a SBS2003 to SBS2008, is there anyway to demote the SBS2003 and place it in the new domain that the SBS2008 will be PDC of as a stand alone server, would rather do this than rebuild the SBS2003 to stand alone server like 2008 R2.

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Cliff Galiher earned 500 total points
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No, not legally. SBS licensing restrictions (and restrictions built into the OS to enforce them) require SBS to be a DC, hold all FSMO roles, and such. You must re-install the machine with a valid licensed OS.

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by:Alan Hardisty
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No - you can't demote the SBS 2003 server - you will need to rebuild it with non-SBS software to be able to have it on the same domain.
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Thanks, figured as much but thought I'd ask anyway.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Sorry!

Wish it could be different - but it isn't.

Alan
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by:Rob Williams
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The SBS will also start randomly shutting itself down after 7 days due to a built-in Microsoft "time bomb", due to licensing violation.
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by:itconsultant7717
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all replies were legit but cqaliher answered first.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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If you are awarding points based on 1st correct answer - then my post was exactly the same time as his (give or take a few seconds)!
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by:Cliff Galiher
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Type faster!   ;)
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by:Rob Williams
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>>"then my post was exactly "
Sorry Alan I would disagree.  cgaliher's answer was the better and more complete answer :-)
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When I was waiting for a reply cg's answer arrived, I read it then somewhere during reading his reply the second answer came in. They were close but not the same time.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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So no-one actually read my comment properly!  Hilarious.
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by:Cliff Galiher
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Okay, I'll bite. How did I read it wrong? (morbid curiosity)  :)
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Does it really need explaining?  Isn't it plain and simple?  There is nothing cryptic in the comment.
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I didn't think so, and yet no-one read it properly (or so you proclaimed.) Oh well, I'm cunfused. Letting it drop.

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