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I installed a new 2008 r 2 DC in my 2003 domain. while moving the fsmo roles to the 2008 server, i got the message that the Schema Master should not be on a GC. I am adding one more 2008 DC, should i not make it a GC and move the Schema Master to it?
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Not sure why you received that message.  It is fine for the schema master to be on a GC.  In fact try to make every DC a GC see bullet one   http://adisfun.blogspot.com/2009/04/lessons-learned-from-eric-fleischman.html

There can be issues in multi domain environments with the GC and the infrastructure master being on the same box if all DCs are not GCs.  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223346

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Mike
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That is what I heard before! Just wanted to double check. I have two 2003 DC that i am replacing wit h2008r2 DC on a single domain.
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Nice job getting to 2008 R2!!
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Thanks, Liking the 208 R2 much better then 2003 so far. Exch 2010 next week! Exch 2010 has some nice new features over exch 2003
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and in the not too distant future windows 8 :)   http://adisfun.blogspot.com/search/label/Windows%208
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