I'm a green pea when it comes to migrations, so please bare with me.
Here is my scenario:
Existing Enterprise Server 2003 w/ AD installed and mainly being used as a file server. DHCP is done through the router. This server is in bad shape and I would like to migrate everything over to a new one.
Is the best way to do this by promoting and demoting the new and the old? This is about the closest thing that I could find regarding this (http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Q_22891289.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+2003+enterpris+migrat
Would it be roughly the same procedure? Is there an easier way to do this?
They have an office located in a different state that I will not be able to get to and they are all authenticating through this particular server. Down time will be throughout the night (no big deal), but when this migration is completed, will the existing users workstations still log in and see their same profiles just as before? Or will their profiles on their workstations have to be copied over?
Just want to know if I'm even on the right track here so that I can test things out before I implement them.
Thanks in advance.........