Demoting an old 2000 DC and joining to different domain as member server. 500 POINTS

OK heres the situation,

2 domains

1. domain.local
2. newdomain.local

domain.local is the old domain and consists of one DC thats hosts one application. I want to demote it and join it to the newdomain.local as a member server.

I've rearched the links below but would like an experts opinion.............especially about any real world issue not discussed by Microsoft...........

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q332199

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q216498

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;223787&Product=win2000

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;255504&Product=win2000
jscott1979Asked:
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi jscott1979,

have seen numerous issues
1) DCPROMO is buggy and doesnt always work - usually woks with the drcpromo /forceremoval switch
2) when you demote it, use ntdsutil to clean your metadata before repromoting
http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm

thats about it!

Cheers!
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jscott1979Author Commented:
I'm sorry,

domain.local is the 2000 server i want to move to newdomain.local

newdomain.local consists of 2 2003 DCs and 1 2003 Exchange server and 1 2003 member server. 4 in total all 2003.
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ChatableCommented:
Are there any other computers joined to the old domain, apart from the DC? If there are you should first part them from the domain before you demote the DC - Unless there are more DCs in the old domain.
From my experience I never had problems demoting servers though I've only dealt with small domains.
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