I want to replace our existing 2000 DC with a new Dell server. I can make that server either 2000 or 2003, I eventually want to make it 2003 but didn't know if it would be easier to add it as a 2000 server and make it a DC along with the current 2000 DC and then upgrade the new server to 2003. The reason, I was thinking this was to keep the current 2000 DC just the way it is if I had to back out of the upgade. What would be the best way to do this. I have read several post to just add the new server as a 2003 member server and then I am a little confused as to where to go from there. I am a little familiar with this but am not a server person by any means, more on the networkng side of things. We have previously tried to upgrade the existing 2000 DC to 2003 and it crapped out in the middle of the install and got into a reboot loop. We had to wipe the DC and start from scratch and restore everything from a backup. We are looking to avoid this issue completely by using a new server.