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Hi Experts,

                  Im having a doubt regarding fsmo roles. In our environment if Infrastructure master role alone fails. What are the issues we will face  in the environment.
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by:Glen Knight
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no major issues, you can simply seize the role if it's going to be offline permenantly.

See here for how: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255504
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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If its' single forest/domain environment the Infrastructure Master has nothing to do :) So, you don't have the Infrastructure holder.

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Krzysztof
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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Please check this MVP's blog about GC and Infrastructure Master
http://msmvps.com/blogs/UlfBSimonWeidner/archive/2005/03/08/37975.aspx

Krzysztof
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by:columbuseng
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It is single forst/domain environment. Why your telling that it wont have infrastructure role holder.
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by:Glen Knight
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You will have an Infastructre master role, I am not sure why that comment has been made, I also don't know what the relevance of the MVP link is?
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Krzysztof Pytko earned 2000 total points
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It should have, but has nothing to do :) You need only GC (Global Catalog) in your environment. Please read above's blog which explains GC and Infrastructure role :)

Krzysztof
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by:Glen Knight
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Just because it has nothing to do does not mean it is not required.

Suggesting it is not needed is completely incorrect.
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by:Glen Knight
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At the end of the day, if it irretrievably fails then you will need to seize it as per my first post.
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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@demazter: You're right. In my first comment, one line is missing :/
"So, you don't have the Infrastructure holder. Consider role seizing to the new DC to have all FSMO oprative.

Krzysztof
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by:Glen Knight
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please explain your closure of this question, the first correct answer was provided in comment ID: http:#34995250 the posts by JBond2010 were not even relevent to the question.
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by:Glen Knight
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I have asked for this question to be re-opened.
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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sure :)
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by:Muzafar Momin
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run "netdom query fsmo" and you will get the staus of FSMO role
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by:JBond2010
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@DrUltima, apologies for that. The Author did have at one point a question open for the PDC Emulator Role. I added my comment into the wrong question. Sorry for that.
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