I have been struggling for several months with a new Server running Windows Server 2008 R2 x64. The server runs great however, I have had many problems with it being a part of the domain. I only had one server before playing all roles for the domain, PDC, AD, SQL Server, File Server and Print server (others I am probrably forgetting). My original plan was to migrate everything and sunset the old server. Yes, I know there is a security risk but for this office it is more practical and I believe our network security is pretty good.
After all the work that I have completed it seems the network is slower and it takes the clients on the network longer to connect to applications, databases and the internet. The new server was meant to increase performance.
1. How can I verifiy I have not confused the clients and making sure everything is ok and the network setup (PDC, AD, etc..) aren't causing slowness with the clients. I have run an ipconfig /all and all the setting appear to be correct.
2. I am believe I may take the new server, create a new domain and then join all the clients to this new domain. It may be a crude way of migrating but moving from a Windows 2003 Server x86 to a Windows server 2008 x64 I have read issues with CAs and I can't think of an easier way of migrating. Any recommendations?