Removing an SBS2003 server from the domain

Hi Guys,
I know this has been answered in various ways but i've got an SBS2003 box that is old and needs retiring. I've installed a new Server 2008 R2 box and promoted it to a DC but will need to move the FSMO roles across. Is there anyway of doing this without a transition pack i.e. can i just sieze the roles onto the new server ?

Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Glen KnightCommented:
You don't need to seize the roles they can be moved gracefully.  It's all explained in my migration guide here:

if you find the article useful please vote for it :)

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
NetexpertsAuthor Commented:
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.