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RichNRockville
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Posted - 01/17/2012 :  11:39:50 AM  Show Profile  Send RichNRockville an AOL message  Look at the Skype phone address from RichNRockville  Reply with Quote
I have a client with small business server 2008 which is the domain controller and a standard 2008 server is the Terminal Server for the network. They are not running exchange.

Can another standard 2008 server which would really be a big file server be joined to this domain?

Or can it just be put up as a stand alone server with unlimited access to any of the domain users?

Rich

msuthern
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To the best of my knowledge there can be as many servers as you want joined to an SBS network. The only caveat is that the SBS box has to be the Primary domain controller, and handling all the FSMO roles.
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Michael Suthern
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Posted - 01/18/2012 :  5:04:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit wobble_wobble's Homepage  Look at the Skype address for wobble_wobble  Reply with Quote
Yes, the SBS server needs to be the FSMO role holder and can't do domain trusts.

If the SBS box is just doing DC, DNS and DHCP, why not add the disk to the SBS server and use its backup facility to backup all the data?
Or add the 2nd server as a DC, and also make it a file server and add some redundancy?

Joe

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RichNRockville
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Thanks, I thought that it would support more servers on the sbs network as long as there was only one pdc.

Rich
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Posted - 01/19/2012 :  3:26:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit wobble_wobble's Homepage  Look at the Skype address for wobble_wobble  Reply with Quote
Nope - only issues with SBS are as stated;
The SBS has to be the FSMO role holder (PDC, RID, Schema, Infrastucture, Domain Naming Master) and cannot do forest/ domain trusts.

There is the 75 user limit as well - but you gotta have a down size.

You can have as many DC's as you want though. You can also have a different exchange server/ sharepoint. Its a good, reliable product.

Joe

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