Upgrading 2000 domain with exchange to 2003

I have read countless posts on this topic and it seems there are alot of different opinions on how to go about this process.  here is my particular situation.

1 Windows 2000 Domain Controller
1 Terminal Server 2000 (member)
1 Windows 2000 Member server (apps)
1 Windows 2000 server running exchange 2000 (member)

Small and simple environment.

I would like to upgrade to windows 2003 server including exchange 2003.

I would like to know the proper order of the upgrade.   Please give me your opinions and suggestions.   As well as any articles or docs to help with the process.   I am assuming there will be some issues.   All hardware is staying the same so in-place upgrade I think is my only choice.
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Zoldy2000Author Commented:
Although very helpfull it assumes an exchange server acting as a domain controller.   In my case it is not.   So do I just follow the instructions on my domain controller after the exchange upgrade?

Sure the important thing though is to follow in the right sequence.
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