Decommissioning A Server...
Posted on 2006-06-19
Our organization has many Windows Server 2003 boxes and a few Windows 2000 Server boxes. Our domain controller is a W2K Server, it also hosts the shared/network drives and acts as the print server.
The box is old an slow I want to move the users home directories which is the "G" drive on the server, the shared printers/queues, and all other necessary services to the new Windows 2003 Standard box
What's the best way to go about doing this while making it as transparent as possible to the user.
My goal is to not have to walk people through remapping to printers, having permissions etc messed up on their files etc.
Also I assume a DC promo is not needed since in a Windows Server 2003 domain mixed mode all servers act as member servers there is no primary or BDC right?