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Hi Experts,

I have an very old DC with FSMO roles installed.
This is an old WIN2008 server, no R2.
Can I move the roles from WIN2008 to an WIN2012R2 server ?
And please can you give me some hints and links ?
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Can I do the move in working hours ?
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It's advisable not to, but as long as the move is clean there isn't any downtime.... However.... If it goes wrong, you'll need to seize the roles, that could cause issues.

I'd recommend an out of hours move to be honest.
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does my users recognice the change ?
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No they don't, unless it goes wrong, or they change their password as you're making the move... It's really best to do it OOH
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Yeah, moving FSMO roles is nearly always straightforward.
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Thanks a lot.

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