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Moving the FSMO rules effect

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  • I'm planning to upgrade my dcs from 2008 r2 to 2012 r2. I added the first 2012 r2 dc to my domain and its working fine.we have a GPO for the NTP server with wmi filter "PDCe filter". now I'm planning to move the FSMO rules to the new dc and shutting down the old master for a day or two before demoting it then proceed with the rest of dcs one by one. is this right?

    will there be any effect on the users or services (especially exchange 2016)?

    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 8:16 AM

Answers

  • Hi

     Your mentioned steps are correct,just check old dc records not configured on services,roles after demote them.(dns,dhcp,etc.)

    And check the article for "Configuring NTP on Windows Server 2012"(as you know you should configure ntp on new Server 2012 PDC)

    http://www.sysadminlab.net/windows/configuring-ntp-on-windows-server-2012

    And also for exchange server you can determine the domain controller,so you should configure on exchange(except dns settings of exchange);

    http://www.priasoft.com/how-to-determine-the-current-domain-controller-and-global-catalog-servers-being-used-by-exchange-2007-2010-and-2013-via-powershell/


    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees,and confers no rights. Best regards Burak Uğur

    • Marked as answer by Ibra86 Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:52 AM
    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 8:27 AM
  • Thank you for the answer. In case if something went wrong all the above can be reversed right?

    • Edited by Ibra86 Wednesday, November 23, 2016 9:06 AM
    • Marked as answer by Ibra86 Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:52 AM
    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 9:06 AM

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  • Hi

     Your mentioned steps are correct,just check old dc records not configured on services,roles after demote them.(dns,dhcp,etc.)

    And check the article for "Configuring NTP on Windows Server 2012"(as you know you should configure ntp on new Server 2012 PDC)

    http://www.sysadminlab.net/windows/configuring-ntp-on-windows-server-2012

    And also for exchange server you can determine the domain controller,so you should configure on exchange(except dns settings of exchange);

    http://www.priasoft.com/how-to-determine-the-current-domain-controller-and-global-catalog-servers-being-used-by-exchange-2007-2010-and-2013-via-powershell/


    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees,and confers no rights. Best regards Burak Uğur

    • Marked as answer by Ibra86 Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:52 AM
    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 8:27 AM
  • Thank you for the answer. In case if something went wrong all the above can be reversed right?

    • Edited by Ibra86 Wednesday, November 23, 2016 9:06 AM
    • Marked as answer by Ibra86 Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:52 AM
    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 9:06 AM
  • Hi,
    In a case for transferring failure, we always suggest to backup active directory and we could restore it if anything happens:
    Active Directory Backup and Restore
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727048.aspx
    Best regards,
    Wendy


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