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Running an old SBS 2003 server on a 2012 domain

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Hi, Because of Covid we are taking a lot of video of our projects for our customers to approve prior to shipping. Our Mechanical engineers are dumping these videos onto our 2012 file server and on some days that can be 150-200 GB leaving me with very little disk space.

The SAN is already full of disks and our server stack is due for renewal. I have approval to proceed with the replacement but that still means another couple of months before any new gear gets installed. I have an old 2003 SBS server that has a lots of disk space. I'd like to temporarily connect this to the domain to store the videos and give our users access to the videos. It looks like a no cost solution for us which is great.

What do I need to think about with this? It was a domain controller so I know I need to demote it, but I have a feeling there are a few other things I need to think about as well. 
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