I am about to embark on a windows 2008 Server AD migration. We have a single Windows 2003 Server DC running on a 4 year old server with alot of crap on it and I want a clean, new design.
I want to buy a new server, install Windows 2008 Server and rebuild the current Win2003 DC as a secondary 2008 server and have the DFS shares on it on a newly designed partition.
Firstly, When I create the new windows 2008 server, are the FSMO server roles designed with 2003 still the same?
Do I just move the schema master, domain naming master, RID, and PDC and leave the infrastructure master on the old box as recommended by microsoft or is there a new way?
Also, in 2008, someone told me there is no more 1 Global catalog server, that there is no more Primary domain controller, that all Domain controllers perform the same functions, is this true?
Basically what are the migration steps to ensure a smooth migration across to windows 2008 AD?