I am in the process of upgrading a 2003 DC to a 2008 DC on a separate box. Our 2003 box is also a file and print server, and our users have many excel files, etc that make specific reference to mapped drives or links etc that recognize the server name of our existing 2003 DC. Long story short, I was reading about this process and KCTS (a high ranking member here) said that it's not necessary for the new server to have the same name as the old, that scripting could be used in this scenario to make same-name retention a non-issue. Does anyone know anything about this, or what other options are? Thanks.