FSMO / DC temporary outage

Posted on 2014-09-02
Last Modified: 2014-09-02
In about a weeks time, we will be moving our DC to a new office, and in turn assigning it a new IP address.

From what I have read it should not be necessary to move the FSMO roles to our secondary DC as the total downtime should not exceed any more than about an hour.

Does anyone foresee any problems with this approach?
Question by:keithocpl
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    You should be fine with that downtime. The DC simply owns the FSMO roles, other DCs hold copies of the roles and can access and update them as needed.

    Make sure to kick off a forced replication of the moved DC immediately when it comes up and then monitor throughout the next few hours with repadmin /showrepl.

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