Process for replacing Server 2003 Domain controller with Server 2008
Posted on 2013-01-18
I am responsible for a domain environment that does not have Internet access(location and circumstances prohibit). The network currently is using Server 2003 R2 under a domain. I want to eventually replace my old 2003 box with a new 2008 Server. What is the best way to setup the new server(Setup onsite or remote; pre-install decisions, etc.). I have the new server box offsite at a location that does have Internet access. I was planning on performing initial setup offsite and then bringing the 2008 box to the existing network. I know I need to move all domain responsibilities from the 2003 to 2008 server so I plan on both servers running together for at least a limited amount of time. Can anyone offer insight/recommendations on the best approach to my project and pitfalls to watch out for?