troubleshooting Question

HELP!!! Is it safe to demote my old DC Server 2003???

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rsnellmanFlag for United States of America asked on
Windows Server 2003Active DirectoryWindows Server 2008
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Hi, I am ready to demote my old DC that use to be the primary that had all the FSMO roles on which has been moved to my new 2008 R2 DC.  However, if I look in the AD Sites & Services, the old DC that I wish to demote (dcpromo) still displays as the primary, like the other sites DC's are pointing to the old DC as the replicating aspect, but it is set as automatically, which I assume Microsoft created it.

OLD DC to demote: Server 2003

My question or concerns, is it OK to demote (dcpromo) the old DC 2003 Server and will Microsoft recreate the replication links in AD SItes & Services to reflect the new 2008 R2 DC in its place since it now holds all the FSMO roles of the forest/domain?  This new DC has been in place for several months, so everything should be good there.

I just wanted to make sure and get a second, third, fourth opinions before proceeding with this demotion.

Thanks for your time and advice in advance.
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