Transferring FSMO Roles in Windows Server 2003 and 2008

Introduction This article will provide step-by-step instructions describing the process for transferring one or more FSMO (Flexible Single Master Operation) roles from one server to another in Active Directory.  This is a necessary step during a server migration, reorganization of an existing domain or a handful of other situations in which the needs or level …

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Adding a Windows Server 2008 Domain Controller to A Windows Server 2003 Domain

Adding a server running Windows 2008 to a domain that is running Windows 2000/2003 servers is no big deal until you try to promote the 2008 (or 2008R2) server to a domain controller.  Active Directory must be updated to accommodate changes to the schema in 2008 and 2008R2. The first thing that I would do …

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