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Setting up a 2003 server as DC on a 2000 domain with Exchange 2000 on the network setup as a DC

I am trying to add a 2003 domain controller to a 2000 domain.

I have made the server a member server and have not ran dcpromo yet. I know that I am supposed to run adprep before I run dcpromo in for a 2003 server to be a DC on a 2000 domain.

We currently have a 2000 Exchange server that is a DC. I have read a lot of places that say that this a problem. By running adprep can cause problems with my exchange server.

I am a little confused as to exactly what the problems are and how to get around them. I have a lot of steps ahead of me but first off I would just like to get our new server setup as a DC on the current domain. Please let me know how I go about doing this.
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Wyandotte
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thenoneCommented:
If you run adprep on the windows 2003 it will prepare your forest to upgrade to a 2003 forest.
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WyandotteAuthor Commented:
I know what adprep is, but will it cause any problems with exchange 2000 being on a windows 2000 DC
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thenoneCommented:
Yes
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WyandotteAuthor Commented:
so how do you get around those problems?
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WyandotteAuthor Commented:
The link is referencing to upgrading from 2000 to 2003, which it still doesn't exactly explain it. I am not upgrading. I am installing an additional 2003 server and need to set it up as domain controller on the 2000 domain.
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DrDave242Commented:
This article should tell you everything you need to know:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325379

Don't be deceived by its title; it also addresses adding a new 2003 DC to an existing 2000 domain, and the section labeled "Microsoft Exchange 2000 in Windows 2000 forests" addresses the Exchange issues.
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