If I introduce a member Windows 2000 server into my domain (not a DC, just a member) and set up that new server to be a DNS server as a Primary (not secondary or AD integrated). Does the Domain Controller Master (forest root in this case) send a copy of its zones to that Primary I just turned on? My primary is empty since it is brand new. I also don't want my DNS erased by my empty Primary :), if that's a possibility.
edit: Ok. I'm trying to get rid of it! :). My DC/Forest root has a 3GB hard drive. That drive is full, and to upgrade my AD, I'm thinking the adprep forest prep for 2k3 will need more than 100MB (I may have less). So, I've built a "transition" server. It has Window 2000 on it. And, it has a 40GB hard drive. I will transfer all the roles to the interim server and then upgrade to 2003. At that point I have a Dell R310 with 2008 R2. I will then get the roles on that machine, upgrade ad, demote the interim. Don't ask. I inherited it. It's the only thing I know to do. I can't blow up or hose up anything in the process.