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Advice on Migrating from Windows 2003 to Window 2008 Domain

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Windows Server 2003Active DirectoryWindows Server 2008
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We have an 2003 Active Directory Forest with a
Parent Domain called
Child Domain

We want to create a new 2008 Domain but change the Domain name to
Parent Domain USA.corp
Child Domain NY.USA.corp

We then want to migrate the user/computer accounts via ADMT.
That's the plan.

I get the feelign when I setup a trust between the 2 domains I will have an issue with NETBIOS.

Parent Netbios for both domains will be USA
Child Netbios for both domain with be NY

1) So Will i have any issues with the NetBios?
2) Is it easier to migrate to 2008 (inplace) then rename the domain later?  (we have Exchange 2003 sp2)


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