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Seizing FSMO Roles from a 2003 DC to a 2008 DC

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I'm upgrading my domain to 2008 and i have to redo my DC's.  I've added a 2008 DC and I now need to seize all the FSMO roles.  Can someone point me in the direction of instructions for the commands?  
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If the existing FSMO role holders are still online, then the recommended approach is to do a graceful transfer of those roles.  If those DCs are not available and you don't plan on ever bringing them back online (for example: they have had a hardware failure and are out of commission) then you can seize the roles.  See the following document from Microsoft on both methods.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255504
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I have to do a 'graceful" transfer because they are still on line.  I plan to take them down one at a time rebuild them and give the roles back to my DC01 server. I'm not sure what a graceful transfer is but i'm thinking is just a general transfer.
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What version of windows are the existing DCs that hold the roles?
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Server 2003 Standard.
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Okay,
Just follow the following document to transfer those roles to the 2008 domain controller(s) since they are all still online.  You won't have to seize the roles, just transfer.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324801
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Thanks for the info, I appreciate it.
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