HELP ME PLEASE!!
I have a huge problem. I have a SBS 2003 PDC which held all the FSMO
roles, obviously, but was also a SQL Server. I added a second Server,
which is Server 2003 R2, with SQL server also installed, which was
promoted to a DC (but the NetLogon and SYSVOL never worked correctly and
only the PDC can authenticate users--but thats because of SBS if i'm not
So anyway, I know you arent supposed to run SQL on your DC's, but in our
case it was just the best solution.
Here is the problem now. I need to replace the SBS server. Its coming
off-line completely. I have added a new DC to the domain, which is
server 2008 standard. Here is where I am at.
-I promoted the 2008 server to a domain controller successfully (well
except for the FRS issues)
-I installed SQL server on the new domain controller..and our front end
software which cost a lot of $$ to have done, so I cant go back and
-I tranferred all of the FSMO roles to the 2008 DC and followed all the
steps to make it my PDC.
-HOWEVER, because I cannot successfully replicate the NETLOGON and
SYSVOL shares, users cannot authenticate through the new PDC. event 1308
in FRS log, btw.
-I want to just get rid of the SBS server all together, but I cant
because when I try to demote it, it tells me it cannot establish an LDAP
connection to the new server....however, AD appears to have replicated,
I can make changes that replicate across all the DC's...but I cant get
the NETLOGON and SYSVOL shares to work right.
Is what I am trying to do even possible? Can you just drop a SBS server
off a domain and expect this to work? I looked into the SBS transition
pack...but I would rather not spend the money, especially since this
server is just coming off line completely.
THe biggest problem now, is that since I transferred the FSMO roles, the
only server that DOES authenticate users, keeps shutting down with a
violation of EULA event....because its no longer the PDC.
Please let me know what I have to do!! Can I simply upgrade the SBS
server software to Server 2003 R2? Will that fix these issues?
Thanks in advance for your help!
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