troubleshooting Question

new server build

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We currently have one server, running windows 2000 server, with exchange 2000, that is running all network services. The server is getting on a bit and is now struggling to keep up with the demands placed on it. We are looking into buying a new server with windows enterpise 2003.

Which would be the best way to introduce the new server into the exisiting network? do a complete build of the new server and once ready just unplug the old and plug in the new and then format the old-rebuild and re-introudce the old as a member.

Or

Bring the new 2003 server into the domain as a member server and gradually move over files and services onto this machine. Im leaning toward introducing the server as a member server, are there any potential bananna skins i should be aware of when doing this (dont have much experience in this sort of thing)/ any tips on what would be the best way to approach this?

many thanks

Paul
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Bernie Salvaggio
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