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FSMO roles to transfer to first 2008 Domain Controller in 2003 domain.

After running adprep /forestprep and /domainprep, and dcpromo on first 2008 domain controller, which FSMO roles should be transferred to the first 2008 domain controller?
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Anthony Graczyk
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jakethecatukCommented:
I'm guessing you're looking at dropping the 2003 ad servers...all of them including schema.  don't forget to make it a GC as well
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KCTSCommented:
Ideally ALL of them
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Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
For right now, the only recommended one is the PDC.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731188(WS.10).aspx
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Darius GhassemCommented:
I would have to agree all should be going to the new Windows 2008 DC.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2008/Q_23665224.html
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Anthony GraczykIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Additional info:

This is an empty forest root with one child domain.  The first 2008 domain controller will be added to the child domain.  This will be the only 2008 domain controller in the 2003 domain for at least a few months.  There are 3 2003 domain controllers hosting FSMO roles currently.

Just wanted to know if I need to move any of the FSMO roles from the 2003 domain controllers to the first 2008 domain controller.

Thanks.
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jakethecatukCommented:
OK - recommendation still stands.

Benefit of moving to 2008 is
(a) newer machine and less likely to fail
(b) newer OS - potentially more stable
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Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
Hey mranth,

Check out that link I posted. It is a little long but details exactly what you will be doing in the next three months. KCTS is right that is makes the most sense to move all of them. The only benefit comes in moving the PDC though.
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Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
From a performance view (assuming your 2003 domains are very stable).
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jakethecatukCommented:
stating the obvious...make sure you run DCDIAG /E before you move anything to make sure your AD is clean and stable.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Very true make sure you run a dcdiag
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