Windows 2000 SP4 Domain Controllers RRS feed

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  • I have two Windows 2000 SP4 Server DCs that are hosted on a VMWare box that are only 4GB partitions and therefore can't do an in-place upgrade to Windows 2003 due to disk space limitation etc.  I do have another server I can use..meaning I can build that server fresh with windows 2003 and make it a 2003 DC for this same domain and de-commission one of the other 2000 DCs etc.  Then free up another server to remove the other 2000 DC.  Can I operate with mixed DCs at 2000 and 2003 OS?  What do you recommend for the best process to do this?  What do I need to be aware of and what pre-reqs should I do prior to starting?  Do I need to move any DC roles over to the 2003 server etc?  Thanks much for your help. I just want to make sure I have my ducks in a row prior to starting.
    Also, my exchange server is already running windows 2003 std sp2 and exchange 2003 sp2 so I assume I am good to proceed without any changes there etc.
    Tuesday, March 10, 2009 12:33 PM