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I Had a server in Texas and One in New Jersey. The Server in Texas had a bad hard drive so we ordered a new server. The orginal Texas server was windows 2000. The new server is Windows 2003. Both Servers are still functional but I need to add the Windows 2003 server to the domain. I also want to move the active directory fromt he windows 2000 server to the windows 2003 server. What is the best way to do this?
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dallasgrp
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CDCOPCommented:
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dallasgrpAuthor Commented:
Sorry this makes no sense. Let me try again.

I Had a Domain Controller in Texas that ran the child domain. My Main Domain Controller for the Parent Domain is in New Jersey. The Server in Texas had a bad hard drive however it had mirroring so it is still functional. We elected to ordered a new server altogether. The orginal Texas server was windows 2000. The new server is Windows 2003. Both Servers are functional but I need to add the Windows 2003 server to the domain.

This is the Domain Structure
New Jersey- (Parent Domain)
Texas- (Child Domain)

So I want to

1) Add the windows 2003 server to the texas city child domain
2) Copy the active directory of local texas users from the windows 2000 server to the new windows 2003 server
3) Demote the Windows 2000 Server
4) Change the Windows 2003 servers computer name to the name of the old server.

I think what i should do is
1) Upgrade the windows 2000 server
2) then mirror that server to the hard drive of the new server

Does this sound like a good choice
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NJComputerNetworksCommented:
1) backup the problematic Windows 2000 DC
2) Perform an inplace upgrade of the Windows 2000 DC to Windows 2003 (this will upgrade your domain to Windows 2003
3) add the Windows 2003 NEW server as a member server of your domain in Texas
4) run DCPROMO on the Windows 2003 member server and choose additioanl DC to existing domain.
5) install the DNS service on the NEW server
6) Transfew the FSMO roles to this new server:  http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q255690
7) Transer the Globabl Catalog role to this new server: http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/advanced/help/default.asp?url=/windows2000/en/advanced/help/dssite_enable_GC_server.htm
8) run DCPROMO on the old problematic DC.  Choose remove DC role...  (if there is a problem with the DC removal, follow these instructions: http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm
9) the old DC will now be a member server of the domain...and you can do what ever you want with it...

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jeffrashCommented:

If you're still stuck submit a quick post back here and I'll give you some easier directions.

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