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Migrate 2000 Server to 2003 - What is the best way?

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Small Windows 2000 domain server with less than 10 users.  Purchased a new 2003 server and I wanted to know if I should try and add it to the domain as a DC and move over roles (FSMO) - which I have no idea how to do.  

Or, should I just create a new domain, move all the data over, and make a new Active Directory?  The only reason I didn't want to do this, was to have to go to every damn 2000 or XP workstation and set it up from scratch (redo the Outlook, shortcuts, Favs...).  Any suggestion?  Will I still have to do that (resetup with workstations) if I join the server to the domain and attempt to switch the roles?

Any input would be helpful!

Thanks!

Mike
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If you are happy with your domain there is no reason to create a new one.  The 2003 server an be added to the domain and promoted to a DC.  

Once you have two or more DCs, you need to split the FSMO roles.  The Infrastructure Master (IM) role should be held by a domain controller that is not a Global Catalog server(GC) is one of the guidelines.  That is the only change that you really have to make.

Here's a quick link on AD roles: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=197132
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