SBS 2011 - simply used as a 2008 R2 member server

Posted on 2011-05-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Can SBS 2011 be simply used as as a Windows 2008 domain member server - install in such a way so that there is no Exchange, DNS, DHCP, etc?
Question by:lineonecorp
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    No. For technical and legal reason this cannot be done.

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    by:Philip Elder
    As Cliff has mentioned, the answer is No.

    SBS must be at the root of the forest, must hold all FSMO Roles, and must have all SBS components installed on the server only (Exchange cannot be moved to another member sever for example).

    It is less expensive to go out and purchase the Win2K8 R2 license though the CALs are the catch for Windows Server.


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