Transferring FSMO roles from server 2000 to 2003

We have an old 2000 box that is slowing down on us so we have installed a new DC with 2003.  I wanted to transfer the Schema master role from this old box to the new one.  i have followed this link,

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;255690

But when i go to change its greyed out?

Is there anything i should have to do or know before i transfer this role? How long would it take? How can i make it work?

Thanks in advance,
lgropperAsked:
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oBdAConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The account you're using has to be a member of the Schema Admins and Enterprise Admins group.
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mcsweenSr. Network AdministratorCommented:
Make sure you are attached to the NEW domain controller when doing this. (and logged on as Enterprise Admin like oBdA said)

Right click "Active Directory Schema" and select "change domain controller"
type in the name of tne "NEW" 2003 server.
Right click and select Operations masters and see if it's able to be changed now.
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dooleydogCommented:
here is another link specifically for transfer of the Schema master.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;255504

Good Luck,
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lgropperAuthor Commented:
thanks guys.... obda was right.. i was using my own account not the admin's.  I thought my account was a part of the enterprise admins.

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