Existing 2003 and 2000 DCs. New 2008 server. How setup domain?
Posted on 2011-09-13
We are moving to a new location. I have new 2x Dell R310 (1 mail server, 1 accounting server) and 1x R610 (file server) hardware on the way. Both will run 2008.
In our existing domain, we have 1 2003 R2 file server, and 1 2000 MDaemon mail server. They are running AD Integrated DNS. Both are DCs.
I believe if I keep the existing domain as is with the new servers as members, that would be the least work. But, if I set the new Dells as the DCs, that means more work.
What do you think is the best setup and procedure? I am fairly new to this so please give specific steps to follow. If I missed an option or you need more info, please let me know.