How to manually move or copy the active directory from sbs 2003 to windows server 2012
Posted on 2014-08-14
We are using a sbs 2003 with 25 clients licenses. We have in this server the AD for the users, the DHCP service is running here. we do not have anything else important on it. We have a new windows server 2012 and we want to move or copy manually the AD and keep the same IPs to the new server without use the migration process.
I remember when we replaced our server 2000 for the sbs 2003 everything was manually but I do not remember the steps. I do not if this is possible or not but I want to keep the sbs 2003 as DC with all its settings, just in case we do something wrong with new installation(server 2012) so we can put the sbs 2003 back. I know I cannot have both servers(with the same settings) connected on the network at the same time.
Please give me a hand on this.