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Swing migration with multiple domain controllers

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We are doing a swing migration from a Win2K Server to a SBS RC2 server.  The current domain has the server that we will be replacing, and another Win2K server that we will not be replacing that are both domain controllers.  Just wondering if anyone has any advice for how to go about a swing migration with multiple domain controllers when you are only going to replace one domain controller.  I did purchase the swing migration kit from sbsmigration.com but they don't address multiple domain controllers.  Any help and/or tips/tricks would be appreciated.
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Make System State Backups of all servers before you begin.  Then demote the 2000 system.  Now you'll only have one DC which you can swing.
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Currently I already have a temp domain controller setup to perform the swing migration.  In the process of the migration and setup of the temp server I removed the DC Role References from the temp server for both of the existing domain controllers.  I did this via ntdsutil.  Since I removed both servers entries I am wondering what will happen when I swing this onto the final server and then bring it up to the network.  Would it work that when I bring up the new server I demote the other server that wasn't replaced so that it isn't a DC, and then promote it again to rejoin the "new" domain.  Does this make sense?
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