Microsoft SBS 2003 to MS Server 2008 R2 w/ SP1
Posted on 2011-09-15
We are upgrading our network to 2008 server mainly for the RDS functionality. Basically I know I can buy the transition pack to accomplish this but honestly our company doesn't use the server for much more than running a couple programs through mapped drives and using it as the DC of our domain. We don't use it for DHCP nor do we use it for Exchange or SQL or ISA.
My Question is. If I create the new server with the same domain.local, IP address, and I add all of the User Accounts to it, can I swap out the old SBS 2003 and install this one then boot up all the computers and not have to rejoin them to the domain? Will I have to add all the Computer Devices in AD manually or will it populate it?
Let me know. Thanks.