Migrate Windows 2000 Server SP4 roles & settings to new hardware leaving old server intact

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I have an old server running Windows 2000 Server, the new hardware doesn't support 2000 Server due to driver issues with the PERC S100 incompatibility. On the new server I'm going to install fresh 2003 Server Ed, is there a good guide or method of going about transferring existing Role & settings to new server while leaving the old machine intact?

I cannot upgrade the old server to 2003 and then copy over to new hardware with Acronis becasue the machine would be offline for too long and potential hardware conflict troubleshooting sounds like a nightmare.

Am I going about this the wrong way? Someone please direct me in the right direction??
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Upgrading from Windows 2000 Server to Windows Server 2003
Date Published:
17 MAR 2003  
About the White Paper:
The Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system provides significant enhancements over the Windows 2000 family of server products. Windows Server 2003 was designed to allow for an easy upgrade from Windows 2000. This document provides an overview of the upgrade process and provides information on some of the basic decisions to be made during the process-whether you are upgrading an existing system or performing a new installation or migration.  

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Good stuff, thank you for the point in the right direction, CptnTrips

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