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Currently have a Win SBS 2003 server as primary with DHCP & DNS. The Win 2008R2 server was added as a file server, now we want to remove the Win SBS 2003 server. Need to complete the roles for 2008R2 to make this the primary and only server.

What steps should I take to add roles, see the attachment. We would assume to add active directory, DNS & DHCP.
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there is no attachment
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but yes, need to make a domain controller and move FSMO roles
you have a 21 day grace period on your SBS server to decommission else it will start rebooting so plan accordingly; don't transfer FSMO roles until you are just about to turn the SBS server off

Using Ntdsutil.exe to transfer or seize FSMO roles to a domain controller
http://support2.microsoft.com/KB/255504

also make the new server the time server; once FSMO roles are transferred, clients will look to it for time

How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows Server
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042

once the 2008 server is a domain controller, update your DNS server list on any static IP configured systems

How to move a DHCP database from a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008
http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/962355

are you using exchange currently on your SBS server?
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Thank Your for the response. I forgot to mention, a SonicWall appliance is being added to the router so the IP addresses will change from 192.168.0.100 to 192.168.168.100 on the 2008R2 server. Since we are a small shop, I am planning to just move over documents from 2003 to 2008R2 and then disconnect the 2003 server from the farm.

I will then configure DHCP for the clients, printers and other devices from scratch. Just would like a work plan on adding the roles to 2008R2.
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No longer using exchange.
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

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Good work plan for the install.
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so, what is your plan?
are you migrating roles from SBS or building a new domain?
"no longer using exchange" is not the solution to your question
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We are building a new domain, since we are a small shop, it is not necessary to move the SBS roles. Exchange server is no longer part of our 2008R2
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