|Server 1 hard drive failed and the hot spare died during rebuild.|
I need to transfer to new server. I have 4 servers
Server 1: Dual 2.4 P4 Xeon CPU (On Last Leg)
Domain Controller Win2003 AD Enterprise, Exchange Server 2003, DNS, DHCP, File Server.
Server 2: Dual XEON 3.0 CPU 4 GB Memory
Print Server, Backup Server. (Checked the backup and everything looks good to recover the files. I Looked and the Information store and backed up with no errors. I did not back up the mail boxes it was not in the selection. This server also has a different name to avoid any conflicts, not sure if the name change will benifit anything, it a small amount of user, under 30 users are on this domain, so if I have to go to each workstation to change the name for the exchange server so be it.
Server 3: Dual XEON 3.0 CPU 4 GB Memory
Application Server. This app is resource intensive and sould not be a DC.
Server 4: P4 2.8 CPU Only 512 meg Memory
I want to transfer the current DC server 1 to Server 2, I want to move the FSMO (Already Done except the Schema) the Exchange Server and DHCP, DNS as well. I did not do the schema because when I click OK to do the transfer it said that I had to remove the old server right away and I know It would cause problems with the exchange server. I looked on this forum and others and I cannot find one thing with this type of senerio, I found somethings close but It was not the same. I already DCPROMO this server as well and I can see the user's in ADUC.
I'm looking for step by step instructions to do this transfer before server 1 goes down for good. I think I should have moved the DNS and DHCP first according to some forum suggestions. Can you tell me if this is true and if it is, is there still away to still move forward.
If you need further info, Please write back and I will provide it