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I currently have an sbs2k3 server but will be introducing server 2008 r2 - this will be a replacement server and domain controller and will NOT be sbs - how would i go about transferring all the fsmo roles etc to this new server.
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by:AndrewK80
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http://www.petri.co.il/transferring_fsmo_roles.htm
Should give you all the information you need. If you have troubles you may need to look at the following.
http://www.petri.co.il/seizing_fsmo_roles.htm
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by:zingab
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Andrew, i know how to transfer fsmo roles, not sure if my original question was clear - i am looking for the process of moving off of sbs2k3 and going to server 2008r2 which will be a dc and a non sbs server.
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http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserverMigration/thread/33a11b3d-272e-4834-9460-3630f56f95c4

If you google "migrate sbs 2003 to windows 2008" you will probably see hundred of hits. It is a well document process and had been done by many IT pros.

Alternatively, look at www.sbsmigration.com - provide an utility to sbs migration which take away the hazzels.
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the general steps are as follows:

1. Backup the SBS2003 including the system state , Exchange etc

2. Join the new Windows Server 2008 server to the SBS domain and promote it to a DC:

3. Configure the machine to be a GC and to host DNS. Transfer the FSMO roles to the new DC.

4. Migrate Exchange server to new server.

5. Migrate any other services or applications running on the server.

6. After you verify that the new Windows Server 2008 DC and Exchange server are working, you can then demote the SBS 2003 server
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