Upgrading Windows 2000 A.S. to Windows 2003 Server on a new Box - Want to know how to keep the same PC name and IP
Posted on 2006-05-24
Hello i have seen various questions and answers to this question but not a 100% fit to my question...
What I currently have is a Windows 2000 Advanced Server running active directory with a pc name of SERVER1 and an IP address of 10.0.0.21... I bought a new server and I am going to load Windows 2003 Enterprise server on it. What i want to do is have this server named SERVER1 with the IP address of 10.0.0.21. I am not sure how to accomplish this because I know I can’t have 2 computers with the same name and IP on the network.... I also think once you make the server part of active directory I don’t think i can change the computer name....
Let me see if this would be an option: Have my backup Windows 2003 server take up the role of the active directory, then demote SERVER1 running windows 2000 to just a server and rename the box and IP, then change the name of the windows 2003 server to SERVER1 and promote that server to a DC with the correct IP?
Does this sound like it would work? Or does anybody else have any other suggestions?