I'm having stability issues with my Windows Storage Server 2008 box that has 4212 shares on it. This is a physical box that I want to migrate over to a 2012R2 clean VM. I was wondering:
-Is there a way to bring over the share properties as well as the folder permissions? Would the new server need to be joined to the domain before this is done?
-If I join the new server to the domain, then migrate the files, decommission the old server, will I be able to rename the new server to what the old server's name was? I know I can put in a DNS alias but would prefer not to.
-Any other things I should know?