I work for this company that is currently running windows 2003 standard. They are using Terminal Services to log into the server and they want to create a domain. We just bought them a used Poweredge 2850 that came with windows 2008 standard. Now we want to create a domain for them on the new server, but move all of the software from the old server and keep it running terminal services for the thin clients they use.
So my question is, can we create a domain on the old server, then promote that domain to the new server and use the windows 2003 server as the backup domain controller and have windows 2008 be the primary domain controller. Also will this cause problems with terminal services if we do this. If so do you think it would be better just to create the domain on the new server and leave the old server without a domain and allow it to run terminal services and have the new server point to it.
Also keep in mind that I am new to the game. I just received my associates a little over a year ago and I currently almost have my bachelors in network administration.
Thank you for the help!