Setting up a new DC and demoting the old un to BDC
We currently have a lone vanilla Dell Poweredge 600SC Windows 2000 server which backs up to an external tape. The system is closing on 5 years old now.
My SLT have given me the go ahead to buy a new Windows 2003 server to bring onto line as the PDC allowing an upgrade of the old server's OS to Windows Server 2003 and demotion of that tin to a BDC role.
I have been doing this job now as long as the original server. I'm pretty much Edugeek / self taught and I'm currently distance learning an MCSA.
A couple of quotes I have had include bringing on the new server and demoting the old - one at circa £300 a day but another being £125 for the first hour then close on £90 an hour till the job is done. I'm now wondering if the set up etc. is something I should be able to achieve without bought in technical services?
Anyone got experience on this they could share / point me in the direction of please?