Migrate existing PDC/DHCP/DNS 2003 server to new 2003 server
Posted on 2005-04-18
Currently our network is split between three servers:
- Server1 (2003 Standard): PDC, AD, DNS, DHCP, IIS 6.0 (for OWA), Exchange
- Server2 (2003 Datacenter Edition): Print & File Server
- Server3 (2000 Standard): IIS 5.0 for FTP and Web hosting (Server sits in the DMZ)
I want to add a new server (2003 Standard) to the network, make it the PDC and take the authentication load off of the exchange server. What pitfalls should I watch out for during this process and what is the best way to go about doing this? I'd like to leave Server1 setup as a BDC but also have the flexibility to add another server to the mix for BDC purposes (not exactly resource hungry with a 100person userbase so they are somewhat cheap).
I've given 500pts for the question because I'll be asking for a lot of detail in the responses and a bunch of hand holding ( I'm a programmer not a network admin, or so I keep telling my bosses that).