First I'd like to say that it's a great site!
Here I go with my question forward. I work for a small company (12 people) which develops software. I'm in charge of the IT section, and I'm about to "upgrade" the server room.
We have for now 4 servers (way too much!): 2 work on Windows Server 2003: one is the data server, the other one the communications server; 1 print server running Windows 2000 (I'd love to eliminate this one!) and a Linux server for some applications.
We don't use a domain yet, nor Active Directory. What I'd like to do is install a new machine working with a Windows Server 2008 as a data server with a domain and AD, but first I'd like to copy everything from our S1 to the new 2008 server: configuration and content.
What is the best way to do it, without turning off the actual server? I'll write another question for the problems that will soon arise.
Thanks for your help.