Windows essentials in multi domain controller environment (2008 and 2012)

I have multiple domain controllers, mostly 2008 r2.
I am now adding (3) server 2012 r2 domain controllers.
I don't want the new 2012 r2 domain controllers to hold the FSMO roles.

Does installing Windows Essentials on the first deployed 2012 server r2 domain controller force that controller to hold all the FSMO?
Can I choose not to load Windows Essentials on the new 2012r2 servers? Should I not install it?
Oh and I have one remnant 2003 server which I will be replacing with 2012, so right now I am at 2003 functionality.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
You have to use standard and not essentials in your scenario. each domain can have ONLY 1 essentials server that holds all the fsmo roles. only 1 essentials additional role if not using S2K12R2-Essentials

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