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Migrating From windows SBS server 2003 to windows server 2008 R2

We have a old SBS 2003 and We purchased a new server with windows 2008 R2.
I added windows server 2008 R2 as a DC and then I moved FSMO rules .

I tried to demote DC on SBS server but it stuck on securing c:\program files and it doesn't go forward ( it is almost 4 hours) Please check the attach file.

I am wondering if there is something wrong with my migration.

New server is working fine now and has all rules.

Any idea ?
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Did you uninstall Exchange first?
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GolchehrAuthor Commented:
No
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GolchehrAuthor Commented:
Exchange installed but we don't need exchange since the email server is online in cloud.
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jsdrayCommented:
FYI  If you're planning to use that old SBS you have to promote it back to a DC or it will shut itself down every 60 minutes after 7 days.
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Even if you weren't using Exchange, there are files that are protected by the OS and there are entry points in AD that refer to the Exchange server. You *must* uninstall Exchange before running dcpromo. Otherwise, at best, you end up with a messy AD infrastructure and removing Exchange references in an unsupported fashion, and at worst the dcpromo fails.
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GolchehrAuthor Commented:
Any solution now ?
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DynamicQuestCommented:
I found that SQL servers were causing the delay for me at that point. I shut down the SQL server instances and it progressed.
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