adding a server 2008 dc to a 2003 domain
I'm in the process of adding a server 2008 server as a dc to a 2003 domain but i want to make sure i'm doing it all right and there a few areas i need some help with.
Right i have 2 2003 dc's and i'm adding this as the 3rd and later i will remove the older of the 2 2003 dc's. The PDC is named Fred (i didn't name it this :)) and the new dc is named dc-01. This is as far as i've gotten.
1.install server 2008
2.run the following commands on my 2 2003 dc's
adprep /domainprep /gprep
3.run through dcpromo on my 2008 dc
4.get a cup or coffee and enjoy my success :)
Is this even right? Is there anything i've missed off? such as do i need to back up the ad before this (how do i do this if i do :) never actually backed up ad before :))?
Will there be any network downtime in this process?
Also i want the server 2008 server to be the primary dc will my method achieve this?