FSMO Roles question
Posted on 2014-01-30
I currently have 2 servers. I intend on adding a third and then retiring the oldest one.
I have one AD Domain.
Server1 is windows 2003 DC, which has FSMO Roles
Server2 is windows 2008 DC.
When I installed Server2, I promoted it to DC but never transferred the FSMO roles becuase I cound't risk a failure in the transfer and then have to sieze the roles.
I want to retire Server1.
I intend to do it this way...
Add Server3, join domain and then promote to DC.
Now I have 3 DCs, where Server1 still has the FSMO roles.
Next I will attempt to transfer FSMO roles from Server1 to Server3.
If that fails, I will then Sieze the FSMO roles on Server3.
Once I seize the roles on Server3, I will take down Server1, never to be used again.
Once this is completed, I will now have Server2 as DC and Server3 as DC with FSMO roles.
Server2 has never had FSMO roles and will never. .
If I sieze the roles on Server3, will that impact Server2 functioning in the domain as a DC? in General will my approach work?