New Domain Controller with FSMO roles
Posted on 2014-03-11
Hello All, I am planning to upgrade my AD infrastructure.
My current environment:
1 Forest, 1 Domain
AD Functional level: 2003
Domain Controllers: Physical Server 2003 R2 SP2 and VM Server 2008 (on one site) and another Physical 2008 R2 located on my second site.
My 2003 R2 Domain Controller is holding all FSMO roles.
I am thinking about Deploying a third DC, Virtual Machine, Windows Server 2008 R2. After promoting this new server to DC, I am thinking about transferring over all FSMO roles to this 2008 R2 DC. After transferring the FSMO roles I want to elevate my forest and domain functional level to 2008. My last step would be to demote or probably remove my 2003 R2 domain controller server from my domain and utilize its hardware for other things.
Am I on the right track? Can someone shed some light on how to accomplish this?