CC3 --> Vanilla Windows (without wiping?)
In the coming months I have the job of planning and executing a move from CC3 to vanilla windows (cost saving exercise :mad:)
I have been over this a thousand times in my head but I am still not sure on the best way to proceed. As a bit of background we have quite a complex network and am reluctant to start from scratch (the main area's I am worried about - mainly due to lack of knowledge and understanding - are connecting drives back up to the SAN and a few other bits and pieces).
As such I am now thinking about doing the following:
- Removing all RM/CC3 components from our 3 RM servers (we have other non-RM servers)
- Installing RIS to handle client builds
- Installing/configuring WSUS to handle updates
- Creating a new 'master' OU with inheritance disabled which will serve as the base for our new policies and GPOs. Sort out and test package allocation from here.
- Sort system for allocating drives and printers
What are peoples thoughts on my (very basic) plan above. As a side-note we have no performance issues at all so I am not too concerned about leaving a few old RM components around as long as they do not interfere with the running of the network.
Thanks in advance for any advice and feedback,