FSMO Roles from SBS 2011 to Windows Server 2012

I am moving the FSMO roles over from SBS 2011 to Windows Server 2012.  Do I move all the FSMO roles over or not? Does anyone know of a good document for this.  Thanks guys
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Mike KlineCommented:
You can move them via the command line or through a few GUI tools, step by step below

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255690

You can also do it via the commadn line   http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg186116.aspx

You can move all the roles

Thanks

Mike
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
You can simply transfer the roles without issue. Make sure that when you transfer the roles to this DC that your clinets have DNS set to the new DC as well if your are decomissioning the old one. You will also need to update the PDC time registry entry so the new server is point to the external time source.

You will also need to revert the old server back to default time source settings.

Operations Master: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg186116.aspx

Configure time source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc784800(v=ws.10).aspx

Will.
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
If you are decommissioning SBS, then that is fine, otherwise if you move the FSMO roles and keep SBS, you will be in breach of licensing because SBS HAS to be the holder of ALL FSMO Roles.

Ultimately SBS will complain and shut down.

Alan
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Mike KlineCommented:
Good info Alan...I didn't know that about the SBS licensing.

Thanks

Mike
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SandeshdubeySenior Server EngineerCommented:
If you are not planning to remove SBS 2011 server.It *is* a requirement that SBS holds all FSMO roles.If you move the role as alan suggested and not demoting sbs you will get event id 1011(Source:SBCore) in system log on SBS server which will states that multiple domain controllers running Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server have been detected in your domain. To prevent this computer from shutting down in the future, you must remove all but one of these from the domain.

As per Microsoft: "In a Windows Small Business Server 2003/2011/2008 domain, only one computer can run Windows Small Business Server unless you are in the process of migrating from an earlier version of Small Business Server. If you are migrating, you have 7 days to complete the migration and remove the earlier version of Small Business Server.
 Reference KB article:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925652  

If you are planning to remove sbs then you can transfer the roles.Once the SBS server is demoted ensure that you can figure the authorative time server on Win2012 DC.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042

Hope this helps
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PowerC280Author Commented:
Expert-Exchange need to give me more points to give out...500 is just not enough.  I will be moving the roles over today around 4pm.  I will let you guys know how things went.

Thanks guys
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
No worries Mike - one of the little gotchas in the small print!

Alan
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Are you killing off the SBS server?

Alan
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PowerC280Author Commented:
Yes I am killing off the SBS server..
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SandeshdubeySenior Server EngineerCommented:
In this case you can transfer the role.But configure authorative time server role on new server too.Change the client dns pointing too to point to new dc this may be in TCP/IP or DHCP setting.
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