A little nervous 2003 32bit Ranger pdc - 2012 vanilla.
I have now purchased my new PDC :) and have server 2012 installed, which was a bit of a nightmare even though we had HP's 'Intelligent Provisioning' which I found wasn't that 'Intelligent' after all! The problem I have is that to save me time I would like it virtually (not in the IT sense) running before I go to switch off my current server that is running Windows Server 2003 32bit and Ranger, AD is installed and is showing our current policies and is seen as a member server, it is asking to be promoted to a domain controller. Will this cause any issues for users logging on? How do I transfer DHCP, DNS etc but not affect users logging on using Ranger, can they be run concurrently and at what stage and what do I need to do to remove the win 2003 server as we are removing Ranger and going it alone with a little help from Impero, would it also make sense to have Impero on the DC or another member server instead, would this impeed logon speed?