Get rid of small business server
Posted on 2014-03-15
I have a domain on small business server 2003 that I want to change into a standard domain. Exchange and SQL are not used, and new servers (with licenses) are coming in to replace the old horse. I am looking for a plan to do this.
My current idea is to create a backup domain controller on a temporary server 2003 box, then turn off the old server and seize FSMO roles to the temp server. Finally adprep to server 2012 and transfer FSMO to the new (final) server.
Regression plan is to abort and turn the old server back on.
Can anybody poke holes in this plan? I am hoping I can make this happen over a weekend and we all hate wasting weekends.