I have currently a Windows 2003 Standard configuration on an old system, which has been fairly stable and working. It runs as a domain controller with a lot of accounts, different policies, WINS, DHCP, email server, webserver, ftp-server, RIS etc. The accounts runs options like redirected folders and roaming desktops. But now I have new hardware that is much faster, and I want to reinstall the Windows 2003 Standard server onto the new hardware. That part is easy, but how do I transfer all the settings? I don't want to reconfigure everything, and I need to get the new server spinning fast since I have several clients that need the server to logon to. And the new server will have the same name and IP-address as the old server has now.
I have figured out how to backup the DHCP-settings since Microsoft was kind enough to add that option directly in the DHCP pages. But the rest? Like RIS, the entire AD tree etc? Is there an easy answer or do I need to run a lot of different backup software for this?