Doubt about FSMO and main domain controller.

Hi Fellow,

Do i need to keep always the FSMO roles in the primary domain controller ?? Or i can transfer those to any ??
Thank you

Shamil MohamedIT Infrastructure Engineer/IT Systems ManagerAsked:
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The whole concept of "Primary Domain Controllers" are long gone assuming you are using Server 2008/2012. You can assign roles to specific domain controllers in a forest as you please, as long as they have connectivity to all clients.
Shamil MohamedIT Infrastructure Engineer/IT Systems ManagerAuthor Commented:
So FSMO roles can transfer from my "Primary AD Integrated Domain controller/DNS" to any another DC in same  Domain.rite?

Thank you
What functional domain level do you have? If it is 2008 or above, yes, you can transfer the roles to different servers.
Shamil MohamedIT Infrastructure Engineer/IT Systems ManagerAuthor Commented:
Both Domain and Forest functional currently in 2008 R2 level.
Then you should be fine to spread the roles around.

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