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Will SBS 2003 shutdown when there is a different domains in the network

Hi all,

I have a server 2003 small business server with a domain abc.local. I am setting up another domain def.local  with Windows Server 2012 in the same subnet.

This is a temporary setup for maybe a few months to half a year.

Will this actually affect anything on the SBS2003 (abc.local) and server 2012 (def.local), like auto shutdown?

They will not be any trusted relationship between the 2 domains

Microsoft Server OSSBSWindows Server 2012

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Larry Struckmeyer MVP

8/22/2022 - Mon
Emmanuel Adebayo


This will not affect anything as long as you don't set up trust between the domain.

Larry Struckmeyer MVP

Two comments:  

What will be effected is the DHCP server on the SBS.  When there is a second DHCP server in the LAN, the DHCP server on the SBS will stop.

Second, you cannot establish trusts with SBS.  Not allowed, but more, the functionality has been removed.

So as long as you are OK with having only one DHCP server you should be good to go.

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Not sure what the accepted answer has to do with the question as migration and new Exchange and moving FSMO roles and so on were not mentioned in the question.
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