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Domain Migation Q&A

By Jmitchell6048 ·
I currently have a W2K AD domain running in Mixed mode. My predecessor made the mail server (exch 5.5) the PDC, which now though w2k running in the mixed mode has made it the BDC. In the effort(?) of making things easier on me I'm thinking I would just start with a 'fresh' 2003 domain. What I want/hope to do is to create a NEW W2003 domain, set up a trust between the two domains, setup the ADC connector between the two domains (needed to get to exchange 5.5 server, right?), migrate the important servers over to the new domain, then move the users/workstation accounts over (though ADMT), finally put in a new 2003 Exch server and eventually mothball the old W2K/NT domain. Now first off, does it sound like a viable path? Second off, can I do this on the same IP segment? I've 50 users who get their IP address via DHCP however all servers and printers I have locked down with static IP addresses.
I've plenty of internal static IP address that I can use for the "new" domain but the addresses they are all on the same IP segment as the "old" domain. Should I just start with a "new" IP scheme or can I stick with the old which is what I'd like to do? If anyone has done this before I'd like to hear from you.

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