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How do I transfer FSMO roles on a 2008 DC to our other 2008 DC

The server that is the PDC and has the FSMO roles is going to be replaced.  How do I get the roles from it to our other existing DC?  Both are 2008
J.R. Sitman
J.R. Sitman
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Please have a read through the following technet article for all you need to know:

Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I prefer using Petri's articles myself:

(The process should be the same for 2008).
Mike KlineCommented:
Also remember if this is the PDCe in the forest root make sure the new PDCe syncs from an external time source.


J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
your answers came in at almost identical times and both articles are my answer.  I'll split the points.  I do agree Petri looks simpler.

Thanks to both.
J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
also thanks mkline71
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