Looking for some confirmation in my upgrade plan. I have a new server box on which I have installed Server 2008 r2. The server that it will replace is a file/print server and is running server 2003. I installed the new server with a temporary name into the domain. I have restored the data files from my Backup Exec backups and I have recreated all the shares. I used the print migration tool to migrate the printers from the old to the new.
My plan is to shutdown the old server, log into the new server and change the name so that it becomes the name of the old server. At this point I will restore the latest backups so that all the data will be current.
Will this process work? This server also contains all the users redirected folders and profiles. Am I missing some critical step? Thanks in advance for your input.