Migrate from sbs2000 to W2003 Standard Server

I have a sbs2000 server that was the sole dc on a network. no exchange, just SQL is running. I have added a W2003 server to the network and run dcpromo. All seems fine Looks like the users and groups have moved over to the new server. I installed sql 2000 on the new server and have moved the database over.

The SBS server is old and about to die. I would like to take it off the network before it dies (they do not want to spend money on this box). Are there steps other than depromo to demote it?

Thanks

Chris
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
You need to make sure you have the proper licensing and CALs for Server 2003 and SQL 2000.  You also need to make sure you have  DNS, DHCP and WINS running on your Server 2003.

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chris57gaAuthor Commented:
I have done all of the above:

Do the FSMO and GC role move over with the dcpromo?
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Technically, there isn't an upgrade path from SBS2000 to Server 2003.  Microsoft recommends that you first upgrade the SBS2000 machine to SBS2003 and then use the transition pack.  (You can use the trial version of SBS20003 for this).

But since you seemed to have been beyond that already... you may want to review this KB to see where you can go from here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555073

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