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Removing a terminal server from the domain

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Hi All, I currently have site with an SBS2008 server that has been used primarily for email (Exchange) and printing and is the ADC.  I also have a terminal server that is a member of the domain.   We  no longer need the SBS Server.  As a result,  I have two options, make the Terminal server an active directory controller,  or remove the terminal server from the active directory to a workgroup.  Everything I have read suggests against promoting the terminal server to a domain controller due to security risks.   The server is used primarily for remote access.  Only two users access it locally.   Do you see any problem with removing  the Terminal Server from the from the domain and running DHCP on it?
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The problem is that if you want to continue to use it, you'll have to provide users with local credentials rather than domain credentials. You'll also have to copy all their data to a new profile because this new user will make a new profile.
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Would it be  better to set it up as the Active Directory Controller then?  

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Why not leave it as is? Not sure what I'm missing, why do you no longer need the SBS, and how is this your only two options?
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Because we no longer need the SBS server.  It will be wiped and set up for use elsewhere.
As a result,  the terminal server will be the only server on site.  2 local users and 4 or five remote users.    Do you have any other suggestions?  I am open to anything.
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It depends what they are accessing on the terminal server, I need specifics on what the servers are for, what applications are used, etc
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

This was becoming a discussion and not leading to a solution.  
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It answered the question,  but I would have preferred to know if there were any other issues that would be caused by removing it from the domain..
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No, its just a member
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