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Reboot Domain controllers

Posted on 2011-04-21
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi All,

I need to restart all my DCs in my organization. I have 3 DCs in the root domain and 3 DCs in the child domain. DC1 in the root domain are holding 4 FSMO roles, DC1 in child domain is having 3 FSMO roles. what would be the best way to restart DC1 in root and DC1 in child?

Do I need to transfer roles to other DCs before reboot? I was given a maintenance window of an hour to bring them donw.

Please advise.

Question by:fireburn11
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Vinchenzo-the-Second earned 668 total points
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Doesn't matter. Just reboot them one at a time. If the PDC server does not come up for any reason then just seize role as this is most important one.
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by:Paul MacDonald
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You can do without most of the roles for a short time (certainly as long as it takes to reboot a computer).  If you're really concerned, simply reboot them after hours, but by and large there shouldn't be any issues.
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by:Stelian Stan
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Just reboot one at the time. It should be no problem.

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