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Migrating the active directory to windows 2012 DC

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Hi All,

  I have windows 2003 server as my main domain controller with all the FSMO roles, I have installed two windows 2008 server and moved the roles to it, now I have installed windows 2012 server and made it as a domain controller, kindly advise what is the best practice to move the FSMO roles to the new 2012 server and demote my windows 2003 server , my domain functional level is 2003.


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much easier to use the command line to transfer FSMO roles instead of having to register dll's and manually add mmc snap-ins

Using Ntdsutil.exe to transfer or seize FSMO roles to a domain controller
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255504

shouldn't need to manually remove the 2003 server as a GC since it will do it automatically when demoting
before doing that make sure the 2012 server is a GC (though it should already be)
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