I have a domain with 5 domain controllers. 2 are win2000 server, 3 are windows server 2003.
I am getting SAM error messages (event 16650) on one of these servers, which currently is the RID and PLC master role of the domain. I have not corrected the error and do not plan on doing so because that server will be removed.
both of the win2000 server are being replaced within the next 10 days and i would like to make the server that is replacing one of them to be the FSMO and have all of these master roles listed above. I printed MS documentation about seizing the FSMO, but not sure what the proper sequence of events should be in terms of dc demotion, any forest or other prep that might be required, etc.
FYI-Also, one of the current 2003 servers are an exchange server should that play into the equation.
If I am not clear enough, I might be able to elaborate, but any advice would be greatly appreciated.