Guidance on installing 2008 server in 2000 domain

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Windows Server 2000
Windows Server 2008
I want to get a new server and load server 2008 standard version on it. I want to install it in my current 2000 domain and at point in future make the 2008 server the DC. Can someone point me to paper on what I need to do and if it can't be done let me know.

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Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2008

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You can add a Server 2008 member server to the domain at any time, but if you want to make it a domain controller, you need to do an in-place upgrade to a server 2003 domain first.

So your two steps are to upgrade from 2000 to 2003 then upgrade from 2003 to 2008. There is no direct upgrade path from 2000 to 2008.

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