2008 R2 Server Migration
Posted on 2011-03-17
I want to migrate a Server 2003 file server to my new shiney (VM) Server 2008 R2. This is my set up. The server I want to migrate off of, is the "hub" of a Microsoft DFS setup with three branch offices.
I added the new 2008 server to the DFS (it only is replicating with the old file server at the moment.)
What I try to to is to change the DNS IP address of my old server to my new one so I dont need to change a lot of reporting or file links. When I change the address in AD DNS I cannot access the server, I get resource not found and I cannot connect to the server via DNS name, I can connect to it via IP address. I have tried to do this twice and I get calls from my users (of course) that they have no drives!
The logon script is \\(old server name)\shares\share1 I am not changing anything but the DNS IP address. Is there some kind of security in 2008 that would not allow this?
All I can think of is my people are tring to access \\oldserver with \\newserver DNS info and the new server does not like this?
I have redireced with DNS before but never to a Windows 2008 R2 and never to network shares. Should this work?