I have been tasked to install a new file server with Microsoft Server 2012 installed to replace an existing server 2003 machine which is the current file server. Both servers are member servers. The existing server also has few other applications installed like door entry and camera software etc. It also has an HP MSA70 SAS Enclosure with P800 Smart Array Controller which I will need to move across to the new machine and re-create the security and file shares as they were on the old server. My plan is to rename the old server to something completely different and then rename the new server to the old servers name so that to the end users it will appear to be the same server as regards to \\servername\shares\ mapped drives etc.
Can someone give me guidance as to how to achieve this as seamlessly as possible.