Server Upgrade

We have server already very old and running window 2003 and this server is domain controller and file server also print server. Now we want to migrate to new server ,please advice how to do the migration without downtime and without any changing in client site and better the IP and name can keep it same.
YaYangTeahAsked:
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pjamCommented:
This is how Microsoft wants you to do it:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc974428%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
I would recommend Windows 2012 R2 so the next upgrade is further out.  W2K8 is easier to use, but will too soon go the way of W2k3.  I also recommend getting the print server off the DC, if at all possible.
Is the old server 64-bit Windows 2008 capable?  Or ESXi 5.1 capable?  
Alternatively, both could run on a good ESXi Box if not.

More info here:
http://blogs.msmvps.com/mweber/2012/07/30/upgrading-an-active-directory-domain-from-windows-server-2003-or-windows-server-2003-r2-to-windows-server-2012/

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Alessandro ScafariaInfrastructure Premier Field AdministratorCommented:
You may perform these tasks in order:

1.  Active Directory Migration from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2

http://blogs.technet.com/b/canitpro/archive/2014/04/02/step-by-step-active-directory-migration-from-windows-server-2003-to-windows-server-2012.aspx

2. Migrate your file server role, NTFS and Share Rights to your new Windows Server 2012 R2

http://blogs.technet.com/b/canitpro/archive/2014/10/30/step-by-step-migrating-a-windows-server-2003-file-server-ntfs-and-share-rights-to-windows-server-2012-r2.aspx

3. Migrate your Print Server role into Windows Server 2012 R2

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2012/Q_28461283.html

I hope you have a virtual environment as a destination, in order to test properly at first all tasks you have to perform.....

If you don't, please backup your source and destination server before making changes....
YaYangTeahAuthor Commented:
Is that possible keep the same server name and IP ?
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Alessandro ScafariaInfrastructure Premier Field AdministratorCommented:
Sure, you can.... But if you want this, my advice is to perform your task during a maintenance window (for example outside business hours) because at first you have to put side by side your new server near your old one (the new server in this phase would have a different name and a different ip address from the old one for obvious reasons) ... Then check if all roles are correctly migrated into the new one and finally you have to shutdown the old server and perform the ip/name renaming.

Here we go.... With this article you will be informed on how to do when you will perform your IP renaming :

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/8cce4453-e216-4429-8cbd-6b907dce5bcc/changing-ip-address-on-domain-controller?forum=winserverDS

This step by step tutorial instead will guide you in the hardest part.... The computer name change of your brand new DC with 2012 R2:

https://mizitechinfo.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/simple-guide-how-to-rename-server-2012-ad-host-name/

I would test these steps in a lab using a previous backup just to be 100% sure before doing this in your production network... This advice could become mandatory if the infrastructure architecture is physical and not virtual (it will help you to sleep well during night :-)).

Remember always to backup your infrastructure first ;-)
YaYangTeahAuthor Commented:
Above solution is what i need but i still have doubt example now i have one old server which is call NS1 and this server holding all the fsmo roles then i already setup NS2 in new server and i still need to remain NS2 in old server step are below .Please help me to see any fault or not.One thing

Step
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1.Transfer FSMo roles to NS2
2.Shutdownn the NS1
3.Up the server
4.Rename NS2 to NS1 and change the IP same with previous NS1
and running ipconfig/flushdns,fixdns and registerdns
5.Reboot the server

If i want to remain old server as NS2
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1.unplug network cable to avoid conflict
2.Rename NS2 to NS1 and change IP as previous NS2
3.and running ipconfig/flushdns,fixdns and registerdns
4.reboot server
Alessandro ScafariaInfrastructure Premier Field AdministratorCommented:
Your English is a little bit rusty in some parts, but your steps seems to be right....

Old server is NS1...
New server is NS2...

Do you want that NS2 will become NS1 after migration or I misunderstood something?
YaYangTeahAuthor Commented:
Yes
Alessandro ScafariaInfrastructure Premier Field AdministratorCommented:
Ok then!! Your steps are good!! Follow those tutorials and you will be fine :-)

Remember always to backup your start infrastructure first :-)
YaYangTeahAuthor Commented:
Will be do in thus weekend then will closed the thread if okay
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