I inherited a SBS 2003 Server one one domain (Domain A) and another SBS 2003 Server on another domain (Domain B).
Domain A server was very old while Domain B server was very new.
There are 10 users on Domain A and only 1 on Domain B.
My goal was to fold Domain B into Domain A by migrating services and files to Server on Domain B since Domain A server was low on disk space and old.
I dcpromo down the Domain B SBS 2003 Server and joined it to Domain A. Let's now call this server Server #2 while the original domain A server is Server #1.
I then ran dcpromo on the Server #2 which gave lots of errors and failed. I then could no longer log into Server #1, failed credentials.
Server #1 no longer boots, it gets past the raid controller, and the raid is optimal then black screen of nothing.
I would prefer to flush SBS 2003 off of Server #2 but the customer is not anxious to pay $1100 for a Windows 2008 Server license.
1. I could run the SBS 2003 CD and get Server #1 to boot, but what next.
2. Should I wipe Server #2 and install WIndows 2008 and run both concurrently as a domain controllers?
3. If I do restore Server #1 is there a way to keep Server #2 as a DC and transfer roles?