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upgrading Domain controller

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Hi Guys,

This weekend i am upgrading my server from server2k3 to 2012 R2.

What is the best way to approach it, i am thinking

BACKUP old server 2k3 machine
Build new 2012 machine
Demote 2k3 machine as PDC
Promote 2012 as PDC
restore data from 2k3 machine to 2012

How do i restore all the active directory settings?
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