Changing file server

I have to change Windows 2000 file server and mount a new server with Windows 2003 with same name and IP.

What is the step to put the new server with same name as the old one in AD? Is these look good?

Let say server name= FileSRV

1- Name new server with diff name like: FileSRV2
2- Transfer data from old to new server...
3- Close old Windows 200 server, FileSRV
4- Go in AD and reset server object : FileSRV
5- Chnage new server IP to the same as the old one.
6- Rename new Windows 2003 server to FileSRV and add it AD doman

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Mike KlineCommented:
Delete the DNS record (host record) for the old IP and then when the new box is added it will register the new IP.  

Have you thought about making the new file server Windows 2008 or 2008 R2.
systechSenior Technical LeadCommented:
Hi Sam,

Do you have any other role held by this server? or only File Server?
If it is only file server, then, you need to copy all your data in to the new win server 2003 with the following procedure

For this purpose you can use FSMT tool on Win2K3 server (FSMT cannot be run on Win2K), which can be downloaded from the Microsoft Website. Using FSMT all the shared files and folders can be transferred from the old Win2K server to the new Win2K3 server without losing the permissions on the shared folders.

Also delete the DNS record of the old server as mkline71 suggested.

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SAM2009Author Commented:
What about renaming part?

Also I don't think I need to delete anything in DNS. As I said it will keep the same IP and yes it just a file server.

1- Name new server with diff name like: FileSRV2. Make it a domain member

2. Create the fileshares and copy permissions. I like "permcopy.exe" for this.

3- Transfer data from old to new server... Robocopy is a good tool for this.

3- Close old Windows 2000 server, FileSRV - I would rename it to ie. FileSrvOLD just in case you need something from it later.

4- Change IP of FileSRV

5- Rename the 2003 server and change its IP to the same as the old one.

SAM2009Author Commented:
Thank you.
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