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Do we have to transfer all FSMO roles on Windows 2008 during the upgrade from Exchange 2003 SBS to 2010?

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Do we have to transfer all FSMO roles on Windows 2008 during the upgrade from Exchange 2003 SBS to 2010?
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Shreedhar EtteTechnical Manager
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Yes, You need to Transfer.

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Is there any reason?

Can we just mount a new Dc with Widnows 2008?
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Ya I don't plan to remove SBS but just add a Windows 2008 DC and install Exchange 2010 on another Windows 2008 server.
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Yes exactly what leew said. You can make it a GC but Is ther any particular  reason you are making it a dc?
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Good call leew! :)

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Cool hey guys thanks for all those info!

So as said I will plan to mount 2 new Windows 2008 servers and leave SBS with FSMO roles.

- One for DC and GC role
- One for Exchange

Is that correct like that?
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Thank you very much again to help me undertand better Windows SBS and Exchange upgrading process!
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