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Migrate Windows Server 2000 AD & Exchange 2000 to Windows Server 2008 AD & Exchange 2007

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I am seeking some advice on doing a full migration of our existing Windows Server 2000 Active Directory & Exchange 2000 to Windows Server 2008 & Exchange 2007.

What is the best order of operations to accomplish this smoothly?

I was looking over this article for the Active Directory Migration:

Migrating an Active Directory Domain Controller from Windows 2000 to Windows 2008 R2

And the following article for the Migration of Exchange 2000 to 2007:

How a transition from Exchange Server 2000/2003 to Exchange Server 2007 is performed.

I want to put together a plan to do this.  But should I do the AD migration first and then Exchange?  Or the other way around.

Currently Exchange 2000 is hosted on the Windows Server 2000 Primary Domain Controller, which has run out of disk space to support the Exchange database files which has prompted the upgrade (in addition to the outdated nature of the existing setup).

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated as this is the first time I will be doing such a migration.

Thanks in advance.
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