I have a pair of Windows 2000 domain controllers. The machine that currently hosts GC is getting tired and is pretty old as far as hardware. I want to replace it with a newer machine I have lying around. Ideally I want to keep the same name and IP address though that is not neccessarily critical. Furthermore I have a license for 2003 server that is not in use so the new machine will run 2003 server. Any advice on the basic step by step?
As you have 2 DC's this makes it a much easier task, I would do the following:
If you wish to use the same name and IP, you can do it this way:
If you are not concerned with using the same name and IP, this is probably the better order:
Obviously before you get rid of the old server you want to have a full backup of everything and ensure any required data has been moved off to the other servers.