Hi. We currently have two DCs, one Windows 2003 and one Windows 2000. The\n2003 server holds all FSMO roles and both DCs are GCs. The 2003 server has\nfailed and we are waiting on replacement hardware. I would like to seize\nthe FSMO roles to the 2000 DC, cleanup the references left over from the\nfailed 2003 DC, install 2003 on the new server with the same name and IP as\nthe failed DC.\n\nCan anyone confirm:\n1. Is there any problems with seizing the FSMO roles from a 2003 to a 2000\nDC ?\n2. Can anyone recommend whether it is better for me to seize the FSMO roles\nand reinstall the failed DC from scratch, or whether I should do a\nnon-authorative restore of the failed DC WITHOUT seizing the roles.\n\nAny other advice on what or how I should resolve this problem would be\nappreciated.\n\nThanks,\nAlex.