No. The exchange installs on SBS are intricately tied to SBS. IT isn't
just a "licensing" issue, but the setups themselves are SBS aware as are the
many customizations they make. You *might* (and even this I doubt) be able
to eventually hack it enough to get it to install, but by doing so, you'd
completely slaughter your AD, put Exchange in a completely unsupportable
state, and make that migration to 2008 in a few months even more difficult.
In short? Don't even think it. It is best to find a way to get SBS 2008.
Whether by pushing back on ownership, or if you are the owner, finding the
funds somehow some way. In this, there are no shortcuts.
"Brad Pears" <bradp@newsgroup> wrote in message
> I ahve a failing SBS 2000 and another windows 2003 domain conmtroller in
> my environment. I need to take some desperate measures to get this thing
> back on it's feet again and in the meantime I have to come up with a plan
> to get my users back up and running properly...
> Do you know if I can technically install the Exchange 2000 version that
> comes on the SBS 2000 cd's onto a standard windows 2000 server?? If so, I
> could set up another server with win2K standard and get excahgne running
> on it - then in the meantime rebuild my SBS or upgrade it. I realize this
> is likely an SBS licensing violation, but at this point I don't care about
> that as it will be a temporary scenario.
> The other thing I could try is to see if I can locate a 6 month trial of
> exchange 2003 somewhere because if I could - I would move us over to that
> now (instead of staying on Excchange 2000) and then later on move over to
> sbs 2008. I know MS has pulled the trial download from their sites
> though... Do you know where I might be still be able to download
> it at all? I am planning to be on SBS 2008 within 6 mionths - as soon as
> I get some funds released cuz right now I don;t have any money to work
> with and we need a new server to run sbs 2008 on as well as the
> Thanks, Brad