Windows Server 2008 and SBS 2003


Ok – so I figured that someone was going to ask this question and therefore I tried it out myself tonight with the RTM version of Windows Server 2008.

Can I add a Windows Server 2008 server to an SBS 2003 / SBS 2003 R2 Network?

Yes you can.  However you will find that the Connectcomputer wizard will not work.  It fails with the error message as below


Basically – you need to do it manually.  Run the wizard in the SBS Console to add a server to the domain and then do the rest manually.  Set the servers IP manually, set the computer name manually and then add it to the domain.

Published: 5/02/2008 9:05 PM

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