Is it possible to demote an SBS 2008 server to a member server in an enterprise environment?

We are absorbing a small firm of 5 people and they are running SBS 2008.  There are apps (time and billing) along with file shares on the box that the old firm needs to keep active in order to wind down their billing processes,so we need to keep this box online somehow.

My question is, is it possible to either demote or somehow otherwise hang this SBS 2008 box in our data center and give these people access to their apps through our AD.  I am not sure if they are using hybrid Exchange but they are using Office 365 which we will need to migrate into our Exchange 2010 environment.  

I have done no work with SBS so this is all new to me.  I know SBS can't just be added to our domain so this seems like a "not so easy" project.  Any help would be appreciated.
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
No, SBS cannot be demoted, cannot be joined to a domain, and cannot established cross domain trusts. These restrictions are what make SBS for "small business" and are intentional in the design. You either keep it separate and those users are not a part of your domain or you migrate apps and data to a standard server. Those are your two legal choices.

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canteyhangerAuthor Commented:
I have since this post found two different links that give instruction how to remove Exchange and all of AD from the box.  It is a lot of work for not much return so I will do what you have suggested.  I am not sure about the "Legal Choices" part of your statement as those things are very subjective seeings how I work for 75 lawyers.  I do agree with the first part of your statement.

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