Demote DC with Certificate Authority

I have a Windows Server 2003 DC which unfortunately is also our only certificate authority as well. I want to demote the DC but can't because of the certificate authority. Can I use backup in certificate authority, remove the role, demote the server and then restore the certificate authority onto the same server? Or will there be any nasty side effects of doing this.
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You can backup certificate authority, this link will help:

After that you can demote machine uninstalling the certificates. Re install and restore the backup.

It should work fine, do try in test env first though

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