Server 2012 R2 Essentials Deployment
Posted on 2014-03-26
I currently have a Dell server running SBS 2003 in a domain environment.
I have a new Dell server running Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials that I am going to replace the SBS 2003 with.
I have decided not to do a migration, but a clean install/setup (2012 Essentials is already installed on the new Dell server). I only have 12 clients and PC's.
My question is this. When I set up the new server name and domain name should I keep the same names as the old server and domain names?
I pretty much know that I need to keep the same server name because I have users that are using hyperlinks to link to files on the existing server. If when I moved the files/folders to the new server with a different name the hyperlinks would no longer work.
The domain name I am not sure about.
My thought is to keep both server name and domain name the same.
Any thoughts or suggestions.