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What is the best way to migrate to a new server?

What is the best way to migrate to a new server? It would nibe nice to use the same machine name and IP address because it would create the least amount of network interruption.
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dalton1976Commented:
Do you want to upgrade you hardware on your software?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
What kind of Server?  File Server?  Domain Controller?  Web Server?  Database Server?  Small Business Server?

And that's simply not true - keeping the same name and IP creates MORE of a network interruption.  At least in most cases.
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jpertchikAuthor Commented:
dalton1976 - HW and SW

leew - We are a small company with one server that acts as out file server, domain controller, and license server for AutoCAD. No DB, No Web.
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dalton1976Commented:
If you change all, i suggest to use an other IP, an other name, an other domain.  Why: to avoid to forget to connect a PC to the new domain, name conflict, dns issue and other!!!!!

Even if you try using same IP and name, you'll need to connect all your PC to domain, having new profile and all.
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