Preperation Question - Replacing a Win2k3 server - Then demote old server
Posted on 2006-06-01
This question has probably been answered over a hundred times but I am too busy to search it out right now. It has been 3 years since I set up and I can't remember now.
This is my existing setup.
Win2k3 Domain in mixed mode. AD,DNS and WINS all presently running on the existing 2k3 server. Exchange 5.5 running on a Win2k member server also running DNS and WINS. I will be adding a new DC running win2k3. What preperations are needed? DCPROMO only at the time of installation? Will I have naming issues after I demote the old server? For instance right now I have "server and serverb" I will call the new one "serverc" and rename to "server" once it is demoted and shut down. Will there be issues? Another thing IP address's I would like the new to retain the original address so it doesn't frig up my trusts.