Hi I have an installed SharePoint Server (all on a Single Server installed, this all is hosted on a VM) called server1.
The database was the only thing that will be hosted on a separate server.
Now my customer want's to move the system from a vm to a physical machine (with the same operating system) called server 2. So the consequence is, that the SharePoint must move to the new system (server 2). He don't want to copy the VM onto the vm for some reason, so that is not possible.
My idea was to install the new sharepoint (on Server 2) and connect it to the existing configuration database, to which the existing sharepoint is already connected.
Then the old sharepoint (server 1) can be safely removed.
That's the plan/idea, is that possible?
If yes, does SharePoint take care about the synchronization about the iis configuration (like application pools and web applications and so on?)
If that is not possible, does it mean that i need a clean install (with creating the web applications) and migrate the existing content database into the created web applications?