sbs 2003 server to windows 2003 standard
Posted on 2011-09-21
we have a SBS 2003 server (server1) and a spare server (server2) running windows 2003 standard. Spare server is no longer in use.
Exchange is no longer in use on the sbs server (it was moved to the hosted environment several months ago). They're now just using the sbs 2003 server as a DC, DNS, DHCP, Print.
Idea is to move away from the sbs 2003 server (as the server is extremely old or wipe clean and make it an additional DC for redundancy).
would someone mind outlining the steps necessary. Also, is it wise to use this opportunity to upgrade server 2 to windows 2008 or can we continue to use server2 as a windows 2003 and then reformat the old server to windows 2008. (this saves cost of buying an additional OS).