I got the situation which exactly same with the post below.
My question is, is the license of SBS2003 totally failed.?
Marina Roos [SBS-MVP] wrote:
> Hi Tim,
> You can't demote SBS 2003 and then think it is a W2k3 server as it isn't.
> You won't be able to join this machine. If you wanted to do this to get data
> from that server and copy it to the 2008, you will have to do that in
> another way. Use USB drives for example.
> Marina Roos
> Microsoft SBS-MVP
> One of the Magical M&M's
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> "TimCinOR" <ConnectUser> wrote in message
>> After considering whether to do a migration or clean build, we decided
>> to not do a migration because there really wasn't any info to
>> migrate, only a few accounts, no Exchange, no Sharepoint or Website,
>> etc. We built SBS2008 on new equipment and made a new local domain
>> name. We demoted the old SBS2003 (dcpromo /forceremoval) but when we
>> try to connect the former server to the new domain we get "Access
>> Is that because it's still SBS even though it's no longer a Domain
>> Controller with an Active Directory or ... ?
>> How do we get the old SBS2003 to join the new domain?