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Worry about Transferring PDC from NT to Windows Server 2003

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Hey everyone.  Small company (50 employees) and we are running our PDC and DHCP on a very old HP PII running NT 4.0.  We do have a Windows Server 2003 running on a Dell Pedge 2800 that is running as our fileserver.  I would like to find out:

1) Opinion if it can handle the PDC duties as well.  Considering the PII was handling it, I don't think it should be a problem.  We are serving under 1TB of files.  
2)  Transferring the user logins.  This is where I am worried.  No clue how to do this.  If i just rebuild them (hand type the user logins in), I am assuming that will destroy people's logins on their machines and they will lose their docs/settings, etc.  
3)  DHCP - Again, I think I'll have to hand exempt the IP addresses for the printers, etc.

I took over for the old head of IT, and I was left with this very ancient machine.  I think he had been avoiding switching over for years and years because of the problems outlined above.

Thanks everyone.
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