Replacing a 2003 Standard server with 2008 Enterprise
Posted on 2009-04-13
I am replacing one of our older servers with a new one. Here are some of the considerations & questions I have...
1. First of all, should I really go with 2008? All the rest of our servers run 2003 Standard & our AD domain level is 2003. I think I want to upgrade, but if it is less trouble I'll stick with 2003.
2. If I do go with 2008, what will I need to do to prepare the domain for a mixed environment? This server will be a DC.
3. The old server held the Operation Master roles, SQL databases, and Backup Exec to disks...all of which will need transferred to the new server. What's the best way to "replace" a server, including the DNS name/IP address? Software on all our clients is set to point to the old server name. Can I somehow use the same name?