Hi, I am working migrating my FSMO roles from old Server 2008 R2 to my new Server 2016.
While in preparation, I was wondering about the AD Sites & Services Bridgehead role (IP & SMTP) for said servers.
From this forum discussion, it is automatically assigned? And there is really no need to manually switch it?
However, my plan is obvious, that I am migrating everything off of my old Server 2008 R2 to my new Server 2016 in order to decommission my old Server 2008 R2 domain controller.
So, if I migrate the FSMO roles from my old Server 2008 R2 domain controller to my new Server 2016 domain controller will AD Sites and Services reflect the changes in the Bridgehead role too? Or do I need to manually move those from my old Server 2008 R2 domain controller to my new Server 2016 domain controller?
Or do I even need to consider this part?
I do have physical domain controllers (Server 2008 R2) still at 3 branch sites. I plan to replace them with virtual machine Server 2016 domain controllers that will reside at my main branch site, but will service the branch sites via VLAN's, etc.
If I do need to move these Bridgehead roles, should I add the roles to the new Server 2016 domain controller first then remove it from my old Server 2008 R2 domain controller or vice versa?
Thanks in advance.