Sunday, November 25, 2012 4:57 PM
I have an SBS 2003 server. I built an SBS 2008 server and would like to use this when the SBS 2003 finally goes.
I know I can't run two SBS servers on the same network, but can I setup the SBS 2008 on a different IP scheme and physically connect it to the same network as the SBS 2003?
My goal is to use a workstation on the same ip scheme as the SBS 2008 so I can perform some tests without interferring with the current SBS 2003 network.
Is this doable?
Sunday, November 25, 2012 6:28 PM
There's no need to use a different IP system, just give the new server a fixed address in the existing one and turn off the SBS2008 DHCP server. You'll need to do that anyway whether you do it this way or your way, you just have to ignore the whinging from the 2008 about it. For various reasons, I've run a 2003 and 2008 in one broadcast domain for more than two years without issues.
Obviously make sure that computer and domain names are different, and you can't forward the same external port to both machines. You may need to fiddle around a bit to get any kind of email on the second machine, my client in this case is using POP3 so it wasn't a problem to divert mail for one account to the 2008 SMTP server.