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Schema Master and exchange 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Under our organization we recently upgraded exchange 2007 to 2010. During the instalation it requested that the schema master must be on the same active directory site, than the exchange 2010 servers. The installation worked fine. But I have a question. Can I move the schema master fsmo role to another Active directory site? even if the exchange servers are still on the current one?

    Wednesday, March 30, 2011 8:52 PM

Answers

  • yes, you can. When new sp comes out and needs to do schema extensions you have to move it back.
    • Marked as answer by c.watson Thursday, March 31, 2011 2:51 PM
    Wednesday, March 30, 2011 9:01 PM
  • This requirement was due to extending the schema.  There is no requirement for Exchange to be in the same site as the AD schema master.  As LMurthy says, when a new SP comes out you will most likely have to extend the schema again.  But....you do not have to move the FSMO role back.  The only requirement is that you perform the schema extension from a Windows 2008 (or R2) 64-bit server in the same AD site as the schema master.  This can be any member server (or the DC that holds the schema master role itself if it is 2008 64-bit).  More info:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb125224.aspx


    Tim Harrington | MVP: Exchange | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010, MCITP: Lync 2010, MCITP: Server 2008, MCTS: OCS | Blog: http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com | Twitter: @twharrington
    • Marked as answer by c.watson Thursday, March 31, 2011 2:51 PM
    Thursday, March 31, 2011 5:24 AM

All replies

  • yes, you can. When new sp comes out and needs to do schema extensions you have to move it back.
    • Marked as answer by c.watson Thursday, March 31, 2011 2:51 PM
    Wednesday, March 30, 2011 9:01 PM
  • This requirement was due to extending the schema.  There is no requirement for Exchange to be in the same site as the AD schema master.  As LMurthy says, when a new SP comes out you will most likely have to extend the schema again.  But....you do not have to move the FSMO role back.  The only requirement is that you perform the schema extension from a Windows 2008 (or R2) 64-bit server in the same AD site as the schema master.  This can be any member server (or the DC that holds the schema master role itself if it is 2008 64-bit).  More info:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb125224.aspx


    Tim Harrington | MVP: Exchange | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010, MCITP: Lync 2010, MCITP: Server 2008, MCTS: OCS | Blog: http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com | Twitter: @twharrington
    • Marked as answer by c.watson Thursday, March 31, 2011 2:51 PM
    Thursday, March 31, 2011 5:24 AM
  • Thanks for the clarification.
    Thursday, March 31, 2011 2:43 PM
  • Thanks For the replies, they answered my question.
    Thursday, March 31, 2011 2:51 PM