I need to perform an AD migration from an old Windows 2008 Foundation server to a new Windows Server 2008 R2. The new server will also need to be configured with DNS/DHCP for the domain. There is only one domain in the company.
I found a prior post with the following information, but this pertains to Windows 2003 so I am not sure if applicable. I also am not sure if all of these steps are necessary.
1. Purchase your new server, install Windows 2003 server as a member server in the same domain.
2. Be sure you install DNS and DHCP and, if you are using it, WINS as well as the basic OS.
3. Then run dcpromo to upgrade the new server to a domain controller. This will replicate all of yourActive Directory information.
4. Configure DNS on both servers to be AD-integrated. This will replicate all of your DNS information to the new server as well.
5. Replicate WINS if you are using it from the older server to the new one.
6. Either configure a new DHCP scope on the new server, or do a backup and restore of DHCP from the old server to the new one.
7. Make your new server a global catalog server.
8. Move all of the FSMO roles from the old server to the new one.
9. Move/migrate other data and programs from the old server to the new one.
10. Make sure everything is running smoothly on the new server.
11. Either demote the old server and remove it from the domain; or you can keep the old server as a backup and storage server.
I would appreciate any help! Thank you.