I have an existing windows 2000 domain with two servers. The domain name is company.com. I need to replace the servers and due to the fact I have so little data on them I want to stage my new servers on the same lan and also setup AD via dcpromo and call the domain company.com. The new servers will not join the win2k domain as I don't feel like going thru the upgrade process. I just want to start over on the new servers and move the data over manually and recreate the users etc... I need to work on these servers remotely and they share the same subnet for remote access purposes.
Is this possible? When I dcpromo the new win2003 server I get a netbios naming error due to the fact that the existing and in production win2k enviroment has the same netbios name?
How can I setup the new servers in a new forest with company.com on the same lan segment as the existing win2k servers that are in the company.com domain?