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When seizing FSMO roles to a dead domain controller using ntdsutil.exe, what do I put in for transfer role?

I have a dead Domain Controller that I need to delte.  I have gone to Microsoft's site and found the instructions for  "Using Ntdsutil.exe to transfer or seize FSMO roles to a domain controller", but when I get to 'transfer role' the ? doesn't explain it enough for me to know which role to put in there.  This controller is not my primary controller, it is one at a site.  I want to put the FSMO roles from that site on the primary controller, if that's acceptable.  The hard drive crashed and so when I get another one I will just create a new domain controller.
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ryansotoCommented:
http://www.petri.co.il/seizing_fsmo_roles.htm

This gives a better step by step
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Make sure you do a metadata cleanup after the seizing of the FSMO roles.

http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm
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weareitCommented:
The roles that can be transferred are:

Schema, Domain Naming Master, PDC, RID and Infrastructure.

But since the old server is offline, you will not be able to transfer the roles (this requires that the server is online to authorize the transfer and clean-up it's own AD database).  Instead you will have to seize the roles.

http://www.petri.co.il/seizing_fsmo_roles.htm <---  Provides a most excellent walkthrough.

Two things of note:

1.  Never seize a role unless it is your last resort. If a DC hosting a role is only going to be down temporarily, don't worry about it. Your network will survive a short time without it.
2.  If either the schema master, domain naming master, or RID master role is seized from a domain controller, that domain controller must never be allowed to come back online.

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lgainesAuthor Commented:
in the 'connect to server SERVERNAME' to i put the dead server name or the server where I want to place the FSMO roles?
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weareitCommented:
The one where you want to place the FSMO roles.  I usually run the NTDSUTIL program on the server I am tranferring or seizing the roles to.  Then you only have to use:

connect to server localhost

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conn to ser localhost <lovely thing is you can use shorthand with regards to the NTDSUTIL program>

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ryansotoCommented:
no you would put the machien the roles will go to

Again it sounds like you are trying to transfer the roles you need to SEIZE them
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lgainesAuthor Commented:
okay, thanks for all the help.  I think I seized and deleted the failed DC thanks, ryansoto and dariusq.  What if I screwed something up?  Is there a way to tell?  Will it stop my AD from replicating?  or worse?
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Run a netdiag to see if you have any errors coming up. You can check to see if the FSMO roles are on the DC you siezed them to.

http://www.petri.co.il/transferring_fsmo_roles.htm
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lgainesAuthor Commented:
Thanks ryansoto for the speedy reply and weareit, thanks for the additional helpful comments. Dariusq, the link you gave me helped me out a lot.  I have been trying to learn Active Directory on my own since the school district I work with obligated me to this without training and not much money for consultants. I wish I could have given more points, but that's all I had.  (need to spring for the premium service-maybe next paycheck)  Thanks for your help.  I hope I did it correctly.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Not a problem. That is what we are here for.
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