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  • Migrating from SBS 2003 Standard to Standard Windows 2003 Server

    Our organization currently uses SBS 2003 only. We have surpassed 75 user/computers and have no choice but to upgrade to the full version..(or am I wrong?)

    I have bought the following server from Dell:

    1 222-1258 Dual Core Xeon Processor 5060,2x2MB Cache, 3.20GHz, 1066MHZ FSB, PE 2950
    1 311-5742 Dual Core Xeon 2nd Processor 5060, 2x2MB Cache, 3.20GHz, 1066MHZ FSB, PE 2950
    1 311-5728 4GB 533MHz (8x512MB), Single Ranked DIMMs
    1 341-3030 146GB, SAS, 3.5-inch 10K RPM Hard Drive
    1 420-5796 Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition, Includes 5 CALs

    We have 36 locations 70+ Computers, over VPN

    The reason I believe we have outgrown the capabilities of SBS is..
    when attempting to join client to the domain it allows me to join the machine but when the user attempts to login it does not allow authentication to the DC. Wrong password/different error message. Odd error in event log relating to authentication. I also recieved warning messeges on the DC regaurding licensing. I never purchased additional CALs. But I have added tons of computers to the domain.

    My questions are:
    I plan to start the domain over on the new server, and I need the "companyweb" intranet site to follow. I believe this runs on SPS's (any ideas)?

    Will I need to buy addiontional CALS even though users will not be connecting this this machine for anything other than Logins?
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