Introducing a Windows 2003 Server to a Windows 2000 domain to then become the Domain Controller

What steps do I need to take to make a Windows 2003 Member Server the Domain Controller of a Windows 2000 Domain?  I feel like I am drowning in the overkill of information found in Microsoft's KB.  I am looking for a "clear-cut" checklist on steps to take to make this happen.  My current setup consists of one Win2000 DC running Active Directory and License Server (for a TermServ member server).  Also, I have a Win2000 member server running Exchange 2000.  I would like to introduce a new server running Windows Server 2003 and make it my Domain Controller.  Can you help me?

Many Thanks,
Brad G.
bagore25Asked:
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bagore25Author Commented:
Thanks for the quick reply leew.  So without asking for a complete lesson, why?  What does this do?  What are the reprecussions on the Exchange 2000 Server?  Thanks again for the advice.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Why?  Because if you want a 2003 DC, you have to upgrade the schema - the 2003 DC is expecting certain information to be there, without it you can't make it a domain controller.  I don't think there should be any effect on exchange or any other services if you simply add a 2003 DC, provided you don't change the domain to a 2003 Native Mode.
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bagore25Author Commented:
leew,

I only have one DC, would it be faster to just take it offline and bring the new box up in its place?  Or would that totally screw up everything?  As you can tell, I have VERY little knowledge of Active Directory and domain contents, so your help IS DEFINITELY appreciated.

Brad G.
bagore25Author Commented:
Other than not understanding the "Native Mode" comment, I think I see your point.  What is that btw?  Thanks for the advice.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
No, no, no, no, no - You can't just replace the Domain controller with another one of the same name.  Windows basis things on SIDs (Security IDs) which are uniquely generated each time a domain is created, a user account is created, a computer account is created.  
bagore25Author Commented:
Thanks leew, for helping the extreme novice.  I really appreciate your advice and will hopefully be able to call on you again if necessary.  Good luck with the points.

Brad G.
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