AD Member server swap

Hey guys -

We are replacing an aging domain member server with a new server this weekend.
Any advice/best practices/comments out there for this?
We have already pre-built the new server with a temporary name and temporary IP, and joined it to the domain.

For the sake of this discussion:
OLDSERVER Name: Server1
OLDServer IP:
NEWServer Name: Server1a
NewServer IP:

I am assuming I will:
1. Remove Server1 from domain, and shut it off.
2. Rename Server1a to Server1, reboot
3. Re-IP the newly named Server1 with, reboot
4. all is well?

Any thoughts/comments/best practices?
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Glen KnightCommented:
The only thing I would add is before you change the IP and name of the new server after removing the other one from the domain is to remove any DNS entries in the forward and reverse lookup.

Apart from that it all looks OK

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Normally I prefer the following steps:
1. Remove Server1 from domain, and shut it off.
2. Check and clean up DNS from Server1 entries
2. Rename Server1a to Server1, reboot
3. Re-IP the newly named Server1 with, reboot
3. Add newly named Server1 to domain (not doing it at the begining)

but if you have special issues and need the Server1a in the domain before replacing the Server1 then the steps you mentioned are ok but clean up DNS (you don't have WINS also, do you?) between steps 1 & 2 and trigger AD replication before you change name to Server1a.

If there's IIS installed on Server1a then you'll have problem with anonymous access after renaming the server. Better unistall IIS and re-install it after name change.
Could you please update on the role of the member server?
If it is an application server, then name of the Hosted Application too.
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