i currently have a windows 2003 sbs server
this server does all of the usual functions (dhcp, dns, file server, domain controller etc etc)
it also hosts a specific sql based applaication that was installed a long time ago and for which there is no longer support available. (it currently works perfectly)
the server it is on it quiet old and needs to be update and the follwoing is waht i plan to do.
install a new server with windows 2008 Server R2 with Hyper V
virtualise the sbs box and move it to the new server
install a new virtual windows 2008 DC on the same server and migrate the AD roles to it
what i need to know is can i then run dcprom on the sbs box and effectively turn it into a member server of the 2008 DC - if this is possible then it would allow me leave my LOB application very well alone and all would be well - hopefully!
so to summarise ... is it possible to run dcpromo on a sbs 2003 server and turn it into a member server?