I am (remotely) assisting someone who is replacing a failed Server 2008 computer on a single-server 8-user network. There is a problem with that is keeping it from getting through POST. Given the age of the computer it has been decided to replace it with a new Server 2016 Essentials system.
My question has to do with dealing with Active Directory. I'm wondering whether we should keep the old domain name on the new server and re-join the workstations or if we should go with a new domain name. It would be convenient if the existing (local) user profiles were preserved.