I have a PC running Windows 2003 standard edition server and Exchange 2003 enterprise edition acting as a domain controller with all 5 FSMO roles. This is the only server and i am tasked to replace it with a brand new server machine to run as it is. The server is configured with DNS and DHCP as well. I have about 20 users. As of what i have read in the forums I have to install windows 2003 server on the new machine, join it to the domain controller as a member server and then promote it (Please guide me if im right). Will this move all the AD data across to the new server? and does it move across all the configuration including the GPO's and the remote access configuration with DNS and DHCP? As far as the Exchange server migration is concerned what i have to do is after the new server is installed and the AD migration is completed i have to install the Exchange server on the new machine and after that i have no clue :(. I would appreciate if i can be guided step by step on this please.
The server also has a shared drive where all users store their data. It also acts as a print server. Also is it possible to have the same server name as the old server name?