Redundency for SBS 2003

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I am new to the systems administration arena and have been thrown into the
fire. We currently have 4 servers running Windows SBS2003, 2003 Server Std,
2000 Server, and 2003 Appliance Ed.(NAS). I need to allow for exchange and AD
redundency in case our SBS goes down. I read in a earlier post that i do not
need additional CALs:

You need no CALS for the Server 2003 box in this scenario, you need only a
license for W2K3 server. The W2K3 server will run just fine without the
SBS box. On most sites, a second server is of limited use when the SBS box
fails, as you loose DNS, Exchange, etc.

Mal Osborne

Can i set up my W2k3 server as a backup DNS and Exchange server and AD to
get replication data from the SBS? If so what are the licensing issues. Any
whitepapers would help as well. Thank you for your help. Please excuse my
ignorance trying to learn at warp speed.

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