Move Win2K Server to new Hardware
Posted on 2001-06-20
I need recommendations for the best way to move my current Win2K Advanced Server to a new hardware.
The current server is the ONLY Win2K server on my network. It has ALL of the network server roles, including PDC, Active Directory, DSN, DHCP, NAT, RRAS,
It is running IIS with a web site (which is can be re-posted from FrontPage 2000, so it's no big deal).
I also have "Post Office" installed as the e-mail server.
The questions I have:
- Should I install the server as a "new DC in an existing domain" then transfer the roles and demote the old server?
- What are the steps?
- Is there a better way given this is a small network (no other servers, only 3 PC clients, only 3 users besides Admin)?
Part of the problem is that I only have one static IP address and one connection to the internet. I don't mind down time, but I'm wondering what components I should install initially.
For example, at what point do I install the second nic and give the new server the "static IP". I assume that this is when I install NAT & RRAS. But what about DHCP?
I imagine that IIS and Post Office just wait until everything else is done and working. THen I add IIS and Post Office as applications and re-configure them.
I'm starting with 100 points cause I assume someone may have a ready answer or some good links..
I've perused microsoft and I've seen Q255690 (on transfering the 5 "roles"), which doesn't answer my question, and Q249694 (which shows using backup / restore to move to a new hardware, but it sounds risky because the computers are different)