I have read about the scenarios where you can upgrade AD2003 to 2008, but on those scenarios, they talk about preparing the forest and domain on AD2003 and inserting the DVD in the DC2003 and do the upgrade.
Well, if my existing DC2003 are all 32 bits, and I want to install Windows 2008 DC on 64 bits hardware from scrath , but replicate, later on, the database from DC2003 to 2008, how can I achieve that ?
I believe the long way to do it, is install DC2003 on the 64bits and do the upgrade, but I wonder if there is shortest way? just replicate the exiting Active Directory from 2003 (32bits), to the newly built windows 2008 64 bits?
Any help will be very much appreciated.