Posted on 2015-01-27
One of my DC's, DC02 was recently P2V'd from a Hyper-V environment to Vmware. Since the migration I have not had any problems with it and all dcdaig tests are successful but after reading horror stories online about p2v'ing DC's I would like to abandon it and load a fresh new DC to replace DC02.
My question is when I load up a new DC and demote DC02. Can I give the new DC the same IP and name as DC02 after DC02 has been removed from the domain and powered off? Or would it be safer/cleaner to leave the new DC with a new name and IP? Just fyi, DC02 only has AD and DNS roles and does not hold any FSMO roles. Thanks in advance.