I have an older Windows 2003 Server that is doing moderate duty right now -- small SQL database and an LOB application.
I plan to:
- Make it a DC.
- Install DHCP/DNS/WINS as backup for the FSMO role-holder, a 2008 server that's already a DC.
Here's the basic question: Would you DCPROMO the 2003 server before or after you install and configure those roles? Is there any difference?
A little more background: I'm doing this because of a different server which is beginning to get a bit creaky. We want to gracefully retire it, move primary FSMO roles to the 2008 server and take the moderate-activity 2003 server and expand its duties. We also would like to reduce power consumption in the server closet and increase runtime for our new UPS.