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Hi,

Please find details on joining Win 2008 to Win 2003 domain:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708131(WS.10).aspx

http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums/viewtopic.php?t=5085

Please find the information on the above forums.

Please let me know if you need more information.

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