I have been tasked with Replacing our 2008R2 Domain Controllers with 2012 Domain Controllers. I say replace because the 2008 will not be an in-place upgrade.
As of this moment. I have :
- created two new 2012 servers - Patched them up - upgraded vmware tools etc ( yes they are virtual - VMWARE ).
And thats about where i sit.. haha
I was looking for assistance from people who have upgraded / replaced their DC's. Better yet : DOCS perhaps they ahve followed. I understand each business is unique.. and now docs will work for everyone. There's so much out there Im not sure which docs to trust ..etc.
I have found this :
However questions enter my head of - when do I make the 2012 servers actual domain controllers. Do I eventually give them the same Computer name as the ones I will be replacing - when is it safe to remove the 'old / currently used' domain controllers. How do i know everything has been transferred over etc ( granted this will be different for everyone ).