I have a W2K3 DC that has a failed HDD. I've gracefully transferred all roles and want to decommission it and introduce a W2K8 R2 DC. I've already introduced the first W2K8R2 DC so the forest and domain have been prepped (6 months ago)
This DC is also a DNS server and there are a lot of hosts that have this as their primary DNS server set manually. For that reason, I'd like to bring up the new DC with the same IP, does the following sequence of steps appear accurate?
Bring up new w2k8 r2 box, patch and add to domain DCPROMO 2K3 DC remove from the domain and turn off. change IP of wink28 r2 box to same IP as previously decommisioned w2k3 DC) DCPROMO W2K8 R2 server(different computer name) Make sure DNS zones and records are populated and transferred, configure respective forwarders and other DNS settings. test replication: repadmin /replsum ?
I'm curious if there should be a period i should wait for AD replication could recognize and remove the decommissioned W2K3 box.