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Server 2012 - Exchange 2010 - SBS 2011 Migration - Keep old SBS as a member server

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Hello,

I am about to do a migration and need to keep the current server SBS2011 as a member server which will house Exchange 2010 that is already on the server.  How can I do this once I transfer FSMO roles.
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Officially you cannot.  SBS is designed and licensed to be the only server.
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You can't. SBS must be a Domain Controller, it must be the forest root, and it must own all FSMO roles; it can NOT build trusts to other domains.
If you demote it, it'll start shutting down every hour due to license violation.
No, there's no way around it.

xemophora,
SBS is designed and licensed to be the only server.this is not correct; you can have all sorts of other servers in an SBS domain, including additional DCs. The DCs can just not own any FSMO role.
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obda, you are correct, I should have elaborated a little more on that.
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Can I make this just a member server only?
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With no other FSMO roles.  Just to house Exchange.  We cannot move exchange.
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No; as I said: SBS must be a Domain Controller, it must be the forest root, and it must own all FSMO roles.
"Must" means exactly that: must; not "should", "may", "can", "recommended", "optional", ...
The SBS will start to shut down every hour (after a grace period, for migration purposes) if these conditions aren't met.
The SBS license doesn't allow for an SBS to act as a member server, and this restriction is enforced, full stop.
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