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Upgrading to Server 2003 and AD

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We have 2 DC's , both running Server 2000 and both are GC's. I am acquiring a new server with 2003 standard to replace one of the DC's - the FSMO. I want to keep the other 2000 server up and running. He is in another part of the country. DCpromo comes in to play somewhere in this scenario. Im sure I have to demote the current FSMO DC before I add the new server withteh new version of 2003 server ?
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there is plenty of info out there on the exact steps

http://www.petri.co.il/windows_2003_adprep.htm

http://www.iunknown.com/000256.html


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this outline may be helpful

http://commodore.ca/windows/windows_2003_upgrade.htm

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yes, dcpromo does come into play, but you must use the adprep command to prepare the DC first for the new schema..

You also might want to read through this..

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/directory/activedirectory/upgadc14.mspx
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Thanks..

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