Installing New server and powering off Old Server. The Process ?
Posted on 2014-04-01
I have done this before many years ago but wanted to check now if anything has changed when replacing our only server with a new one.
I want to replace my existing server which is the DC and has other roles too. Mainly it functions as an application server, data store and authentication server. Exchange is now in the cloud. I have my app guys looking at what's involved in migrating applications but I wanted a refresher on migrating everything else and turning off old server.
The key thing i want from this is to avoid doing anything to the PCs (15) in the network apart from maybe map drives or add printers (if I can automate this then all the better)
The current server is SBS 2003 SP2 and we are migrating to Server Essentials 2012.
Any advice on processes, links for migrating FSMO roles etc... would be greatly appreciated.
Just to advise also, DHCP is now done from a router and we would like to bring this back to the server as a role.