SBS 2011 added to a 2003r2 server domain
Posted on 2011-09-13
I have read two different answers to this question on this site. One says that you can add the 2011 server to the current 2003 domain and change the FSMO but not demote it and have two ADs in the domain and the other says that SBS must have only one domain controller.
I have a 2003 server that I need to keep running several applications. I want to use the SBS 2011 server for AD, exchange and file storage. What is the best way to go about this? My current server has exchange. Should I do the merge or should I install the 2011 in it's own domain, demote the 2003 and add it as a member server? I could really use some guidance. thank you