troubleshooting Question

Is it possible to upgrade to 2003 a 2K root domain that has a 2K child domain

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Hi,
I have a forest in which the root domain is a 2K (only one 2K server which is the domain controler).
This domain has a child 2K domain.
Both domains are in mixed modes. The child domain DC is also an Exchange 2000 server.
I beleive that the GC is the DC of the root domain.
This is running fine.

I want to install an Exchange 2003 server in the root domain. The Exchange 2003 server will also be a 2003 DC. To do that, I need to upgrade my root domain to 2003 (by running adprep/forestprep and adprep/domainprep).

Is it possible to do ? What are the risks for the child domain?
Thanks for any piece of advice.  And of course, I'm in a rush.
Fred
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