Three months ago for several reasons I had to quickly setup a regular desktop PC with Windows 2008 R2 as our Primary Active Directory server. I have certificate server on it, as well as running DNS and DHCP, and we also share files off of that server as well. At the same time we moved our email from godaddy to exchange 2007 which was put on that box as well. (And the pc barely gets by)
We now have new server grade hardware, is there any way to take what is on that PC and move it in total to the new server hardware so that I can in effect unplug the old pc from the network and plug the new pc into the network and everything works. (I tried windows backup, but when I restored to the new machine it gave me a blue screen of death, I think because of 1 core to 4 core change)
If there is no way to move it in total, what is the best way to do this switch?