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AD 2000 Exchange migration to AD 2003 Exchange + new domain

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Here's the situation

current:
2000 active directory
2000

server1
2000 server
domain controller
file/print server

server2
2000 server
exchange

We have 2 brand new DELL servers

server1
2003 SBS standard
will host exchange
will be domain controller

server2
2003 Standard
will host files/printers

What I want to do is eventually replace the old 2 servers.

What are some suggestions on the best / cleanest way to do this?  Do you suggest adding them to current domain and go about it that way?  or should I create a totally new domain and migrate the Exchange data over to the new domain (if so, how?).  # of user accounts / permissions are minimal.  Switching over to a new domain will not be a problem if that's the easier way to go.

Thanks in advance
John
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That article should explain the transition pretty well:
How to install Small Business Server 2003 in an existing Active Directory domain
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=884453

To move the files, I'd recommend robocopy from the Resource Kit Tools (check robocopy.doc in the install folder for details):
Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&displaylang=en

If you have enough printers setup for it to be a pain to recreate them, check out t he print migration tool:
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Print Migrator 3.1
http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsServer2003/techinfo/overview/printmigrator3.1.mspx
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I forgot to mention also that amount of data is minimal and so is the # of printers.  
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I'd just go with the first article; no need to create a new domain if you can upgrade rather easily. robocopy is still a good tool, as you can copy the permissons as well, and if there are just a few printers, I'd install them "clean".
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how does SBS Exchange work with another full version of Exchange on the same AD?
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Why "another version" of Exchange? The move of the current Exchange data to the SBS is described in the above link as well.
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I mean Exchange 2000 with SBS Exchange 2003.  I have ran into that documentation you mentioned previously.
I will refer to it.

Thanks
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