I'm researching all my options to decrease the size of my footprint. Most notably, my enormous power bill associated with keeping a bunch of different servers running.
I've started looking at dropping from my multiple servers down to a single (or possibly 2 as I heard that SBS 2011 now supports fault tolerance).
My question is as follows: Although I've used SBS 2003 in the past, if I remember right, those boxes on initial install needed to "install their own Active Directory domain". - What I'd like to accomplish, if it's at all possible, would be to stand up an SBS server inside my existing domain, then just start dropping the other servers as required.
I know the SBS boxes are required to have all the FSMO roles, but would anybody happen to know if there's a transition period available for consolodation purposes?
Also, if someone could clarify the statement above (SBS 2011 supports fault tolerance) would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for any assitance that can be provided.