Move DNS from 2000 to 2003

Ok.  I just migrated off our windows 200 server PDC to 2003.  Tested the DNS for about 3 days and all looked ok.  So we demoted our 2000 box and raised the domain and forest levels to 2003.  No our outgoing mail will not route unless it's dns settings are pointed at the old 2000 box.  I left DNS running on it just in case.  Is there a way to transfer those DNS settings from the 2000 box over to the 2003 box.  We though it worked fine through AD but when 2000 box demoted that was not the case.  There are no DNS errors on the 2003 server in the event log.
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Hi bpopola,

going to take a shot and say have a look at your SOA record and make sure one of your 2k3 machines holds it

check under the porperties of your DNS server as to where it is being held


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bpopolaAuthor Commented:
my SOA in the 2k3 box is itself.  The w2k box stangley has no foward or reverse zones
bpopolaAuthor Commented:
I have narrowed it down.  I do not believe this is dns related.  I believe it is a Lotus Notes Issue.  Somewhere in the notes config it is specified to use the w2k box.  The network setting on the windows portion are the 2k3 server.  Turn off the 2k2 servers dns no mail transfers out.  Trun it on all is well.  
bpopolaAuthor Commented:
got it.  it was coded in the notes.ini file on the server.  all is well.  DNS was ok after all.  I found it odd that I could do nslookups on the outside hosts but not send.  Thanks for the help
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