Here is what I got. I have a windows 2012 R2 server that I joined to a windows 2003 network. I have set the 2012 server to the operations master and now I want to demote Active Directory and remove the old 2003 server from the network.
My question is should I remove it from the network or should I keep it connected for and AD running on it for redundancy? Do I get a huge benefit from having another AD server connected? If I do remove it from the network do I simply just go through the removing a roles wizard to remove it completely or just turn it off and unplug it? The new server is way more than enough for what I am going to use it for (a simple file/printer sharing server). I suppose I could leave it connected for backup storage of the new server (I could save the system state/files and such).
Thanks for your responses in advanced.