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

Posted on 2012-03-19
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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
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Question by:J.R. Sitman
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Please have a read through the following technet article for all you need to know:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/transferring-fsmo-roles-in-windows-server-2008.aspx
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Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
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I prefer using Petri's articles myself:
www.petri.co.il/transferring_fsmo_roles.htm

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

Thanks

Mike
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by:J.R. Sitman
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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.
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by:J.R. Sitman
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also thanks mkline71
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