Add SBS 2011 Standard server to existing SBS 2011 Standard domain. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am attempting to add a new server with SBS 2011 Standard to an existing SBS 2011 Standard domain.  The new sever has an OEM version of 2011 Standard pre-installed.  Is there any way to add the new server as a member server?  I would like to configure the new server to function as a file server and keep the original SBS 2011 server as the Domain Controller.
    Friday, December 7, 2012 3:24 PM


  • Sadly this isn't possible. SBS must exist in its own domain and must hold all the FMSO roles  - therefore another SBS in the same domain will just not work (you'll likely get all sorts of weirdness). You can, however, add a plain old Server 2008 (and Server 2012 I think) as a member server to the existing SBS 2011 domain.
    • Marked as answer by Jmconyer Friday, December 7, 2012 4:11 PM
    Friday, December 7, 2012 3:48 PM