looking at installing a replacement Server into our network. presently have 2003 R2 32bit Standard Controller with AD,DNS,DHCP,File Services.
the new server is a Dell r510 2008 R2 64 with only a mirrored drive for the OS. a storage array will be setup to hold the file share data on a 3200i.
i should be able to get this Server online by extending the 2003 scheme using adprep tools. once that is done can i transfer the roles over, then the DHCP,etc?
will this process work?
how does the 2003 Server get gracefully removed from the domain when we are ready to finally move the file share data over to the SAN?