Server/Exchange 2000 migration to Server/Exchange 2003

I would like to replace my current Server 2000 / Exchange 2000 DC with a Server 2003 / Exchange 2003 DC.  It is the only server on the network.  Is there any way to perform the migration while preserving the original server name?  Possibly using a 3rd machine as a temporary DC/Exchange Server?  Also, is there anything tricky I need to watch out for?
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Joseph OLoughlinIT Support SpecialistCommented:
Hi sloppyjoe73,
Look under 2003
Doing an in-place upgrade from Exchange Server 2000 to 2003

usual disclaimers apply
We just did an exchange Migration.

The following was invaluble when we did it.  Provides a step-by-step:
Step-by-Step: Migrating Exchange 2000 to Exchange 2003 Using New Hardware

Then use:

Moving Mailboxes with the Exchange 2003 Move Mailbox Wizard

We found the following helpful:

Microsft Exchange 2003 Deployment Guide

Good Luck,


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sloppyjoe73Author Commented:
Thank you both for your help.  I have awarded athiest 100 points for being the first to supply the tutorials link, and brownmattc 150 points for supplying additional material that has proven extremely helpful.
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