SBS 2003 + Office 365?
Posted on 2013-10-30
Can a business running SBS 2003 coexist with office 365 without issue? I have heard conflicting reports, mainly that the terms of the SBS package say that all the packaged services need to be running. If this is a licensing issue, the only solution would be to first migrate the SBS server to server 2003 or 2008 standard..
If it is a configuration issue, local Exchange services would have to be reconfigured and disabled.
The main reason I ask is that the current SBS server is running a 32 bit OS on older hardware, and a new server is not in the budget. Perhaps upgrade to Server 2008 R2 software is an option if coexistence with SBS 2003 is not advisable.
Does anyone have experience with 365 Cloud Identity + Dirsync running SBS 2003?