I've spent a week or so building a "proof of concept" server box that is to replace our old Server 2003 machine. Everything is good, and I'm happy with the new OS. I'm ready to bring it into production but I've done the proof of concept on a fairly underpowered home desktop machine.
The production machine will be running on a proper server hardware - ASUS server motherboard, ECC memory, Intel Xeon processor, 24gb of ram, hardware RAID etc.
If I follow the instructions here for running SysPrep on my Windows Server 2008 machine:
Will I be able to image the server over to the new hardware and have it work? I am looking to do the migration without having to reinstall everything again (Exchange, Hyper-V + all my virtual machines, DC, DNS, a number of other proprietary server programs etc.)