We have an old existing Windows 2003 R2 server within the company domain and we want to set up a new system side-by-side which will eventually replace the old machine; however we wish to set the new system to have the same computer name as the old system.
The original system is simply called "ftpserver". What I propose to do is set the new system up as "ftpserver2", with a different IP address. When the new system is working, I plan to rename the old system "ftpserverOLD" then rename the new machine to "ftpserver".
Does anyone see any pitfalls in the above? Would it be possible to also keep the same IP address as the old system once we have changed the names (as all machines are using static IPs)?