I will be starting a new migration of one of our file servers server 2003 called "ntserver4" to a newly built server 2012 called "ntserver7". My main concern other than making sure all the data is moved is that all of the shares and security permissions go along smoothly. There is a significant amount of shared folders with various different users that have specific security permissions in place. All users have a script setup within AD to map these specific drives, server name and or shares when they log in. So what is the easiest safest way to go about this?
Is it better to rename the new server to the old file server name and give its ip address after everything is moved?
Or should I edit the log in script so that it maps to the new server name?
What software should I use to perform the move?
old - ntserver4 - domain controller, file server, print server
new - ntserver7 - domain controller, file server, print server