Ok, I am still new to the Server Admin side of things and have a quick question.
I was wondering how would you or do you approach the situation of replacing a current server with a newer server, but keeping the same server name.
Server 1 (Current Server) : Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition - Domain Controller w/ DNS & DHCP services.
Server 2 (New Server to replace the current server) : Windows 2003 Server R2 Standard Edition
I was trying to figure out the best approach to building the new server (server2) while keeping the current server (server1) still online. Should I name server2 something different, go through all the configuration setups and when ready take server1 offline and bring server2 online and rename it?
I am just not sure.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your time.