Windows Server 2003 R2 Domain Controller NIC replacement
Posted on 2007-08-02
Hello, first I just wanted to say that I have seen the other similar articles on this website but I have some more detailed questions.
I have a Windows Server 2003 R2 Domain controller which is the only DC in the domain. This server also provides the following services: DHCP, DNS, and WINS. The current network card for this server is the onboard card which is a 10/100 card. I am going to be permanently disabling this card in the BIOS and putting in a PCI Gigabit network card because I am upgrading my network to Gb. I have checked all over the web including the Microsoft website and cant seem to find out what the steps should be.
I would humbly like to ask the following:
What are the correct steps are to replace the NIC?
In the other articles regarding similiar questions to mine, no one mentioned stopping any services, with the services my server provides shouldn't I be doing this before the NIC change?
Does Windows/DHCP/DNS/Active Directory associate the NIC with anything other than IP (for example: MAC address, Hardware ID, etc)?
Do you have any links with any further information or that would be a helpful reference?
Thanks in advance,