I need to decomission a server that is not stable anymore, it is running sbs2003 and is our main server. i will be reloading another server with server standard 2003, and want to keep the domain in the network the same, but simply use the new server as a file and print server nothing else,
my question is basiclaly what are the risks of just getting the server to take over the ad services for the users to be able to log on and be able to work and print throughout the network, if email, dns, and dhcp all comes from the router which works fine. just to replace the main server with a normal file server and AD for security etc.
please advise how difficult this would be to achieve with minimal downtime ?