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Windows® Small Business Server 2008: Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by Craig Zacker

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Performing Post-Migration Tasks

When you perform a migration installation of Windows SBS 2008, your new server joins the existing AD DS domain and the setup program promotes it to a domain controller. Normally, Windows SBS does not permit more than one domain controller on the network, but for a 21-day period after the migration installation, your new server and your old one can coexist. During that time, you must complete the migration process by performing the tasks in the Migration Wizard. Once you have completed those tasks, the new server is ready to take over as the network’s sole domain controller. You can then demote your old server and remove it from the network.

The following sections examine the various tasks involved in completing a ...

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