Windows Small Business Server 2008
Posted on 2011-09-19
Am I right to understand that in Win SBS 2008, the operation master roles are all held by the sbs server and cannot be seized? Let me give you an example of what I mean...Consider that in a network there are 3 servers.
Server 1 – Small Business Server 2008
Server2 – Windows Server 2003 (Domain controller, DNS)
Server3 – Windows Server 2003 (Domain Controller, DNS)
Server 2 and Server 3 can have no barring on the continuity of the network because none of the FSMO roles can be seized from the Small Business Server should it fail. When restoring the network, the most crucial server is server 1 and therefore must have the most protection. It’s fair to say that having the other servers as domain controllers may allow people to log on but for the network to function long term, server 1 has to be restored. I am thinking this in terms of the RID master and so on
Having the Windows Server 2003 machines acting as backup domain controllers and DNS servers is actually restricting the functionality of the domain as the functional level is at win server 2003.
Thanks for your input