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Can I promote a 2008 member server to a domain controller in a 2000 domain?

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Microsoft Server OSWindows Server 2008
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I have 2 servers running Windows 2000 SP4. I would like to replace them with new Windows 2008 boxes. Both 2000 servers are running in native mode. When I run the adprep.exe from the 2003 server cd adprep runs fine, but running DCPromo on the 2008 box tells me to run adprep from the 2008 cd. The adprep from the 2008 cd does nothing. Can I promote a 2008 member server to a domain controller in a 2000 domain?
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