This is a rather embarrassingly newbie question, I think. Our regular IT guy is MIA for a while and I'm next in line, but I have no network experience.
I want to replace a computer that is about to die (hard drive failing) with a new computer using a fresh install of Windows XP (it's what my work uses and they aren't ready to upgrade yet). The computer connects to a terminal server which is running Windows Server 2008 R2.
My question: is it just as simple as pulling the old computer out and putting the new one in, giving it the same name and workgroup? Or, will I have to do some work on the actual server to get it to recognize the new computer using the old client license? I think I read somewhere about having to call Microsoft in order to do that, but I wasn't sure if that applied to this situation. Step by step instructions would be MOST appreciated.