Retire a 2003 Domain controller running Schema, Domain Naming, Infrastructure, PDC, RID, and DNS

1. I have a target 2008 Server running AD, DNS, and is a catalog server as well. I want to transfer all the roles my 2003 machine
does to this 2008 server. According to FSMO this 2003 has all five roles installed.  

2. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/324801 per the 5 FSMO roles the 2003 Server is running, is it preferable to
migrate DNS service first from 2003 to 2008?

3. group policies-are they replicated to all the ADs? I have a logon script.vbs on the policy that points to the share that is  on the old
2003 server, would it be a matter of changing the share location/permissions and copy the login.vbs to the 2008 serveer.
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
is it preferable to migrate DNS service first from 2003 to 2008?

once you make the 2008 server a domain controller, AD-integrated DNS zones are replicated automatically

group policies-are they replicated to all the ADs?

group policies are part of AD and are replicated to other domain controllers

would it be a matter of changing the share location/permissions and copy the login.vbs to the 2008 serveer.

the login script will be replicated to the other domain controllers
you would need to move the share to the 2008 server and update the script to point to the new server

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cfgtechsAuthor Commented:
thank you,

i've placed test systems at a remote site with their DNS entry pointing to the new 2008 server and updated their login
script locations to the new share. They are hanging up on drive mapping, when i revert back to the 2003 DNS entry, it goes ok and they find the mappings quickly. any thoughts? At the remote site those systems are able to ping the new DNS server.

On the DNS new server the forward and reverse pointers are synchronized, as well as domain forwarders.

thanks again!
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
when pointed to the new server, can they resolve the host that has the drive mapping?
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