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Migrating SBS2011 while using same computer name in new File Server

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 I have SBS2011 and I need to:
 1. Move all of the user files and folders to a new member server with same computer name as current SBS2011.
 2. Transfer FSMO role to DC1 domain controller and run DHCP from DC1.
 3. Demote SBS2011 and completely remove its name "FileServer1" from the network.
 4. Rename FS1 to FileServer1.
Having said that, here are some information about involved servers.

Computer Name    IP address         Note
*******************    **************      ****************************************************
FileServer1         SBS2011 server and currently has FSMO role
FS1                 File Server and will be renamed to FileServer1
                                                        IP address  will be changed to
DC1                    W2016 domain controller. It will assume FSMO role
                                                         and run DHCP.

Below are the steps that I am going to take:

1. Since user files and folders were on a separate vhdx file in SBS2011 VM, I have already detached it from SBS2011 VM and attached it to FS1 VM.
2. Exported Network Shares out of SBS2011 and import it into FS1 using RegEdit.
3. Exported Printers from SBS2011 Printer Management and Import it into FS1.
4. I will Transfer FSMO role from SBS2011 to DC1.
5. I will remove SBS2011/FileServer1 from the network completely thru demotion process.
6. I will rename FS1 member server  to FileServer1.
7. I will assign to FS1.

The reason I need to keep the name "FileServer1" is because there are some programs out there that refers the name of "FileServer1" and I don't know which programs do that. So if I keep the same name on the new file server, I don't have to worry.

Do you have any additional suggestions or see potential issues with my plan?

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