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When I add additional DC to an SBS 2003 environment.  How do I make sure that they are not running FSMO? Is this a default when installing DNS?
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The SBS server, assuming it is installed first in the domain, will be the FSMO master - no other servers will have those functions unless YOU explicitly move them.
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If you want to be certain:
How To Find Servers That Hold Flexible Single Master Operations Roles
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/234790

However, if the SBS server were not the FSMO master in any category I would expect it to reboot hourly due to your violation of SBS licensing.
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Great Thank you.  I have 1 more quesiton coming
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