Move SBS 2003 to a different hardware platform and keep the server name

By osonv ·
I have been tasked to reallocate the server that currently is SBS 2003 R2. The server is my DC, my DHCP, my DNS, and my Sharepoint 3.0.

I have another box to put it on but I want to keep the SBS 2003 name and users. So I have a couple of questions:

Is it possible to build the new box with SBS 2003 (different name) promote it to DC and then rename it to the original SBS 2003 name?

The new box is currently Win 2k3 Standard, can it be upgraded to SBS 2003, promoted to DC, and then renamed?

Thanks in advance

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good overview article: Step-by-Step Guide to Adding and Managing Additional

by sgt_shultz In reply to Move SBS 2003 to a differ ...

Step-by-Step Guide to Adding and Managing Additional Servers in a Windows Small Business Server Network

here is a snippet:

If you want your new server to be a domain controller on your Windows SBS network, open Help and Support Center and search for "Create an Additional Domain Controller: Active Directory."

remove spaces when you paste this link:

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