adding a 2000k server to a windows nt 4 domain

Hi, we just got a new windows 2k server and would like to take our pdc server off the network. we upgraded the old pdc nt4 server to windows 2000 server. how do we make the new 2000 server become our new domain controller? we ran pcpromo on both servers and no luck. could you help.

thanks,
James
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JConchieCommented:
James........more information about the exact error that DCPromo is throwing when it fails would make this much easier, but..............from the little bit of information that you give, this may be a DNS problem........DNS needs to be properly setup and configured on your system for Active Directory to install  and run.

Please discribe exactly what happens when you run dcpromo, including the exact text of the error message.
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Justin CAWS Solutions ArchitectCommented:
You ran dcpromo on the new Win2K server to make it a DC in your domain, correct?  Check out these articles:

How to Promote/Demote DCs in Win2K:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=238369

How to seize FSMO roles:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;223787&Product=win2000
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JConchieCommented:
split points
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