I've finally virtualized our entire server infrastructure and I'm ready to start migrating to our bought Windows server 2019. Since our current setup is based on Windows Server 2003 we obviously have to do the migration step via an interim installation of say 2012 R2 (AFAIK 2016 would be ok too).
My problem is the following. Our 2003 DC hosts a number of file shares. Some of them are very easy to copy over to the 2019 installation and simply change my existing GPOs to refer to the 2019 server name, instead of the 2003.
My problem resides with certain software install GPOs, for which the relevant MSI install packages do not reside on the SYSVOL, but on a share accessible as
\\srv2003\installers. Obviously this will end up as
\\srv2019\installers\ but how does one go from one to another? If I "modify" our GPO installation tasks to refer to the new installation paths I'll produce an installation storm over all our clients...
Can you offer any advice on how I can accomplish this task? And possibly a better way to have our GPO msi's ready for installation (in SYSVOL perhaps instead of a different share)?
EDIT: Since my question was closed and to avoid cluttering the OP with the why it should be re-opened, do check my explanation as to why this should stay around.