Client has a 2008 R1 server with the OS on C and Data on D drive
The R1 OS is toast. Running terribly buy AD is still in tact.
Goal: The servers hardware is only 2 years old. Want to dcpromo AD off to a 2008 R2 SERVER OS on a temp box. Then keep all shares etc exactly the same. Build the R2 box on the same network with the R1 box still acting as a PDC.
Once I have confirmed the temp box is tweaked and AD replication is good. I want to promote it as a PDC. Then rename using NETDOM to server from tempserver so clients UNC paths are in tact.
NOW the tough part
1. Need to swap the NETBIOS names or at least get the temp r2 (new fresh server) as my PDC with the same name as the previous R1 server. This is because 50 pcs are mapped with various programs / printers to UNC paths on my \\server so \\tempserver will break everything and require hours of fixing clients
2. Need to take image of just C the R2 OS and bare metal restore to the previous server hardware blowing away R1 os.
Where Im at:
Both servers are online. R2 has been dc promo'd. I have not made it a PDC though. I have not renamed anything ...as once I commit I have to complete the task or the client is totally down.
Any advice on the above ? I mostly concerned about renaming the dc. Making r2 the PDC im not as worried about
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