Hi, we currently have a Win2003 standard server running as a domain controller, dns server and terminal server. There are only 10 users.
We just purchased a brand new Dell server to replace this Win2003 server, The new server is running Win2012 standard.
From what I understand, these are the steps I can take:
1. Add/introduce the new Win2012 server as an additional DC into the network.
2. Transfer the FSMO roles from the Win2003 server to the new Win2012 server.
3. Make sure everything (users and groups) and replicated to the new Win2012 server, then power off the old Win2003 server for a couple of days to make sure everything is working.
4. Once determined all are good, demote the Win2003 server and trash it.
I'm concerned about step #2. Must I raise the Win2003 functional level to Win2003 first? Currently, it is at Win2000 native functional level.
Did I miss any steps?