How to Replace Windows 2008 R2 DC with Windows 2012 Standard x64?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by sglove, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. sglove

    sglove MDL Novice

    Jun 29, 2013
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    Hi all

    This is my first time posting in Windows Server forum.

    I need advice and direction in replacing Windows 2008 R2 x64 bit with the new Windows 2012 Standard x64 bit.

    I have googled around, and the closest I found was Replacing old DC 2003 with new DC 2008.

    We used our current Windows 2008 R2 as the DC, DHCP, DNS, Active Directory and File Server. We intend to take down this 2008 completely and put this 2012 in place using the same IP and ServerName as the 2008.

    As I am very new to Windows Server, can someone kindly give me advice on the steps and necessary precaution to take note?
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

    Jul 23, 2008
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    And why the same IP? For DC it makes no difference really if the new IP, name etc is different
    All you will need to do is change the login script to point to a different servername

    Why trying to make life difficult?

    sebus
     
  3. sglove

    sglove MDL Novice

    Jun 29, 2013
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    Hi Sebus

    As I am really new, where can I locate the login script?

    Also I will take down the 2008 server completely (power down), wouldn't it affects the whole infrastructure?