I would like to plan a Windows 2000 AD to Windows 2008 AD Upgrade. For our environment there is 1 Windows 2000 AD Server. A secondary server was purchased to accomdate Windows 2008 (64 Bit). I do not plan to do an inplace upgrade (I know it is not supported) but can anyone recommend a step by step to join Windows 2008 to the 2000 AD, and then transfer the roles - if supported? Is forest prep / domain prep required, at what point? I have seen a couple Microsoft articles, but they point to a ton of documents. The network is very basic where everything is on one server.
Any help would be appreciated.