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troubleshooting Question

Server 2000 AD DC to Server 2008 setup process

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Greetings, Experts.

We currently have 2 servers: a Win2k Server on an OLD server that functions as a Domain Controller and Active Directory and a NEW Win2k8 Server (R1) that is currently attached to our existing DNS as a client (This setup was done a while back). Both servers are connected to a Linksys SRW248G4 48 port Gigabit switch, which is connected to the router. Currently, our Win2k server is running critical proprietary company applications for our production floor so any bad changes to the domain would halt major production.

What we would like to do is setup the Win2k8 server to take over as the new Domain Controller and Active Directory and demote our existing Win2k server as our email server, then transfer files over from our old to the new server.

Considered issues:
- To ensure the safety of our production floor we would like to setup the Win2k8 server on a **new domain**. We considered adding the Win2k8 server as an additional DC on the existing network, but have researched other people's Win2k servers going down when they attempt to add a Win2k8 server on an existing Win2k domain, and we do not want to take that chance.
- We have already tried (dcpromo) on Win2k8 but get stuck on the screen requiring us to setup a static IP address. Currently our new Win2k8 server is setup to automatically determine IP address. When we change the settings to static IP address, the server does not accept the changes and deletes our changes, going back to the setting "Automatically determine IP address". We think this is because we are already connected to the network as a client on our Win2k server or something else.
- We are unfamiliar with setting up an IPv6 address and were wondering if IPv6 affects -dcpromo setup.

Links to tools and articles are much appreciated.
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