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moving FSMO roles from Svr2003SP1 domain to Svr2003 R2 servers

I have a domain setup (before my arrival) that is 2003 SP1. I am adding 2 domain controllers to the domain that are 2003 R2. I want to move the FSMO roles from the 2003SP1 dc's to the 2003r2 dc's.  Does anyone know if this would be problematic? Or, should I  build 2 2003sp1 dc's and then move the roles and upgrade.
Any ideas would be great!
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jnellie79
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jnellie79
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snusgubbenCommented:
It should not be a problem at all moving the FSMOs :)
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snusgubbenCommented:
Forgot to mention if you have configured the PDCe towards a NTP, you need to configure the new PDCe to be the authoritative time server in the domain.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc786897(v=WS.10).aspx
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Sarang TinguriaSr EngineerCommented:
No there won't be any issues but please make sure you make the New PDC role holder as authorative Time server

Refer Below steps

Run in New PDC

net stop w32time
w32tm /unregister
w32tm /register
net start w32time
net time /setsntp:
Net stop w32time & net start w32time
W32tm /config /manualpeerlist:time.nrc.ca /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes /update
W32tm /resync /rediscover
net stop w32time & net start w32time  


Run in old PDC


net stop w32time
w32tm /unregister
w32tm /register
net start w32time
net time /setsntp:
Net stop w32time & net start w32time
w32tm /config /syncfromflags:domhier /update
W32tm /resync /rediscover
net stop w32time & net start w32time  




Just Copy paste the commands in CMD

After Doing above run
dcdiag /test:advertising

Refer link for more info
http://msmvps.com/blogs/acefekay/archive/2009/09/18/configuring-the-windows-time-service-for-windows-server.aspx
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Mike KlineCommented:
....or if you are putting up new DCs go to 2008 R2 at this point.  Same suggestions apply if you go to 2008 R2
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Nagendra Pratap SinghCommented:
2003r2 is actually very much like 2003 sp1.
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