I'm wondering about the printers and file settings in GPME. This is a vanilla install (2008 R2 Foundation) that is replacing an older 2003 machine. I was thinking about starting a new domain and just joining all the computers/users to it. However, I would then need to go though and transfer all their profiles. And even if that went smoothly, there'd still be an issue with people's online banking not recognizing the computers....
What would be the easiest and most painless way to go about this? There aren't a whole ton of AD rules--could fairly easily re-write them. But I'm not sure about the other stuff; should I join the new server to the domain and then transfer, promote, then demote 2003? Should I just unplug the old and plug-in the new?
The main reason we are upgrading is faster disks.
We are using 2003 for:
- Mail (local only)
- Print (never worked correctly)
I'd love to take advantage of some of the things 2008 offers such as WDS for deploying new machines/re-imaging, but not critical. Also would like to get the print server working.
Thanks for any tips.
I forgot to mention that I did try to join the machine to the existing domain, but the process failed when 2008Foundation threw a licensing error (too many users).