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We currently have a server running NT, that we are replacing with a new server loaded with MS SBS 2003. I would like to install the new server and then maintaing the old server for file storage only. Can I do this? Do I need to have the same OS on both servers?
 

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Is your current NT server a DC?

Do you plan on the new Server 2003 being a DC?

If none of the above are true than I would assume that you are joining your machines to a workgroup. If this is the case just add the new server to the workgroup and get on down the road.
 

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If the domain name has to change that is OK. But I was hoping to leave the NT server connected to migrate the data from it to the new server and then use the NT server for file storage only.
 

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The biggest problem that you are going to run into in this scenerio is getting the two domains to like each other. I suggest that you create a new domain and join all of your computers to it and then demote the NT server and rejoin it to the new SBS, domain. You are not going to be able to "trust" the old domain with the new SBS server because SBS does not allow it. You can "trick" the network by using a login script that gives the two the proper authentication, but this creates a MAJOR physical security hole.

I have never had to demote an NT Server, so I am not sure what this entails. Read up before you start.
 
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