I have an existing SBS2011 server running as the domain controller with exchange and I have been advised that it is causing problems with our installation of our accounts software (Sage), the advise I have been given is to add a second server which only
handles the Sage data files and serves them to the 4 client pc's in the company (not a massive network).
I have a second server with a fresh install of SBS2008 Standard edition from which I have removed all of the server roles.
My question is, how do I add this to the already existing domain?
Does it have to be a domain controller or a member server?
Any help you can afford me would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.
Based on your description, I understand you want to add a second server that handle the data files in the existing SBS 2011 domain. If I misunderstood, please don’t hesitate
to let me know.
If the second server is SBS2008 Standard edition as you said, it seems you can’t add it to the existing SBS 2011 domain as a second server. SBS server must be the root DC.
There is a similar question, please refer to.
Add SBS 2011 Standard server to existing SBS 2011 Standard domain.
However, you can add non-SBS server to the existing SBS 2011 domain as member server. Such as Windows Server 2008 R2 and so on. There is no problem adding additional server
as DC to an SBS domain, just the FSMO roles MUST be on the SBS server.
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