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I have upgraded my PDC to 2003 server.  It has taken me into the Active Directory installation wizard but I am not sure which option to choose.  For the sake of argument my current domain is just "domain".  No .com, .local or anything running off my BDC's at the moment. Do I choose "Domain in a new Forest" or "Domain tree in a existing forest"? I just want to still have my same domain and log into it.
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choose new domain in a new forest

I would make the DNS name of the domain 'domain.local', and then the NetBIOS name of the domain 'domain'. you should get both of those choices during the install.

you should also install the DNS server on your 2003 server, and have the dcpromo create the zone automatically...
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Should I install dns before finishing with the AD wizard?  
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installation of dns can be before or after with no problems
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just select the option JammyPak indicated you, give a domain name (with .com, .corp, .whatyou want, a netbios name(the same as you had before in NT4), and then it will later ask you if you wan't to install and configure DNS on this computer (the second option).
It's easy.
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