troubleshooting Question

NT4 - 2003 Domain Upgrade

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I know this question has been asked a hundred times, so apologies in advance. But I just wanted to make sure I am right about this

We have a NT4 Domain (1 PDC, 0 BDC). We have a new 2003 Standard server. We want to upgrade to 2003 AD Domain.  Here is what has to happen

put a temp box on the network with NT4
make it a BDC
take the PDC offline
Promote the temp BDC to PDC
upgrade its OS to Win2003
it is now automatically a Win2003 DC
bring our new 2003 server online
make it a DC
transfer all FSMO roles over to the new server
demote the temp box to a member server
live happily ever after

Is that the easiest\best way to do it?


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