Transfer 2003 server to none member 2008 server

Posted on 2011-05-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

I have a network with one 2003 small business server that is DC and one 2008 standard server that is not joined to the domain, it only uses a workgroup with the same name. All files for the network is om the 2008 server, so it has the same users created as as in the AD om the 2003 server.

Now i am about to switch to hosted exchange for the users and after that i want to shut down the 2003 server as it is quite old.

There are about 20 users on the network. I have never done this kind of transfer before, only read about it. Should i try or am i better of creating a new domain and change on every workstation.

I should also mention that i use the 2008 server as a terminal server, but only for two users connecting sporadically from home. I know it is not recomended to have TS on a DC but... Well... Im gonna.

Im hoping on some good input. Thank you all.

Regards Stefan
Question by:jstefanf
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    There is a fair amount of work to be done regardless.  creating the new domain with do away with hassles of removing the sbs box from the domain, you'll be recreating shares no matter which way you go.

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    That was my thought too. I'll do it the way i know i can handle, mabye try to set up a test enviroment and make it the other way :) . Thanks for the reply!


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