Move Schema owner fsmo role to another DC

Posted on 2008-10-30
Last Modified: 2013-12-05

We have windows 2000/2003 environment with 4 DC'S.  Is it possible to move this role without demoting the DC? We also have a business critical application in this server that needs to run on a DC.


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by:Lee W, MVP
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And this requires no outage and will not affect the DC it is moving from?
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Yes you can - 
but WHY do you want to move the Schema Master?
The schema master should be on the same machine as the Domain Naming master, and on a single domain ALL the FSMO roles are best kept on a single machine.

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We have split the fsmo roles over the DC'S to include one of the roles in Montreal. We need to move the Schema because the DC it is on now is a little "flakey" to say the least. We will look eventually at moving the app but in the meantime we need to move the schema off it.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Um... so what was wrong with my answer - which SPECIFICALLY addressed your question.

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