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Migrating FSMO Roles from Server 2003 to Server 2008 R2

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  • Hello,

    I have recently added two new Server 2008 R2 Domain Controllers to an existing AD forest that started out with a single domain controller running a Server 2003 SP2.  Currently all the domain controllers are running fine and everything seems to be working well, but now I want to decommission the original 2003 server and dispose of the box.  The orginal 2003 domain controller is currently handling all FSMO roles and I want to migrate them to one of the new 2008 R2 controllers.  Can anyone lead me to a document that might be applicable to this decommissioning and FSMO migration from 2003 to 2008 R2.

    Indeed there are several documents out there on migrating FSMO roles, but none that I have found deal specifically with 2003 to 2008 R2 and I am trying not to poke my eye out with some "gotcha". 

    Thanks

    Chris

    • Edited by CAKit Wednesday, April 21, 2010 3:51 PM
    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 3:18 PM

Answers

  • You can move FSMO roles using the following method:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324801

     

    Also, you can verify the FSMO role by using the following command:

    netdom query fsmo


    Santhosh Sivarajan | MCTS, MCSE (W2K3/W2K/NT4), MCSA (W2K3/W2K/MSG), CCNA, Network+ Houston, TX http://blogs.sivarajan.com/ http://publications.sivarajan.com/ This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 3:36 PM

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  • You can move FSMO roles using the following method:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324801

     

    Also, you can verify the FSMO role by using the following command:

    netdom query fsmo


    Santhosh Sivarajan | MCTS, MCSE (W2K3/W2K/NT4), MCSA (W2K3/W2K/MSG), CCNA, Network+ Houston, TX http://blogs.sivarajan.com/ http://publications.sivarajan.com/ This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 3:36 PM
  • Thank you for the article.  I did run across this article and will give it a try. 
    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 3:50 PM