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Windows Server role transfer

How to transfer roles in case of main Domain controller is down.
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paramjitkakakr
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rawinnlnx9Commented:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255504

That's all you need. Simply seize the roles make your DC the authority and off you go. http://www.sbsmigration.com has a lot more on this but that KB should get you going.

Here is another link to the same info. I'm including it because you really should know about Petri. It's awesome.

http://www.petri.co.il/seizing_fsmo_roles.htm
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Mike KlineCommented:
If the DC that holds the FSMO roles goes permanently down then use the steps that Raw provided for seizing.

If that happens you also need to cleanup that old DC from AD using the "metadata cleanup" process http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm

The key here is that the server is permanently down.  If the DC is only down temporarily then do not take these steps.

Thanks

Mike
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rajkumartechCommented:
If your DC is completely down , then you have to seize the FSMO roles using

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255504

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kaskhedikar_tusharCommented:
Hello,

Using ntdsutil command utility you can transfer the FSMO roles.

http://www.petri.co.il/transferring_fsmo_roles.htm

http://www.petri.co.il/seizing_fsmo_roles.htm

Regards,
Tushar Kaskhedikar
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markdmacCommented:
Moderator, this question has been answered.
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pwindellCommented:
you need to understand that it a DC is only doen for a short time,...the real answer is,...you don't transfer anything!

You only seize (not transfer) roles when the problem dc is permanently down,...I'm not sure if anyone reallty made that clear.
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