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We would like to replace our (S2) Windows 2003 R2 with a new (hardware) Windows 2008 server.

S2 is running AD, DC, and DNS. We only have 15 users. Connected to S2 is a terminal Server running Windows 2003 ( we are going to upgrade OS, to Windows 2008, in two months).

Can we unplug S2 and power on the new Windows 2008 Server, install roles AD,DNS, DC, and recreate the users. Can we expect any problems by doing this.
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I would just add the 2008 server as a domain controller, and let the users replicate through AD. Then just shutdown S2 after you transfer the FSMO roles/services to the new 2008 server
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