Somewhat a basic question . . . One of my locations has only a few full-time employees, and a Pentium 3 Server with Windows Server 2003 on it. It is freezing about every other week, and recently froze up twice in one day. I am suspecting hardware problems, and believe this is a good time to replace the Server. But I've never replaced a Server.
Is it basically a matter of installing Server 2003 on a new machine in my office, and then going to the location, making the switch, and then installing whatever we have backed up on the old Server? Or is there a heck of a lot more than that? The few employees there use Outllok (with ES2003 in the Central Office) and a shared documents file, which is about 5 gigs in size.
I am guessing that I perhaps install the new system with the same computer and domain name, point WINS to the new IP address, and then let replication handle everything else. Am I way off base?