I would like to move my file services (shared folders (about 900Gb) & quotas) from a Windows 2003 VM server to a Windows 2012r2 VM server. To keep from breaking links, I would like to give the new 2012 server the same name/ip of the old server.
I have seen various methods/tools to automate the move, but nothing that references keeping the name/ip. Can I just remove the old server and change the name/ip on the new on to the old value?
Can someone suggest the best migration tool and let me know if the rename will work?