Replacing the Forest Root Domain Controller with same name on new machine
Posted on 2004-08-06
We have a Win2000 forest root domain controller that has almost run out of storage space on the boot/system partition (dynamic disk, mirrored). The hardware is outdated and we wish to replace this machine with a new dual/processor server. We also want to upgrade the OS to Win2003. We feel it may be necessary to keep the same computer name because of the scripts that run on the network. The question is what steps do we follow to assure that the network will function successfully after the DC is swapped out?