Tuesday, July 7, 2015

transferring FSMO roles when decommissioning and SBS server

When decommissioning an SBS server, you need to trasnfer the 5 FSMO (Flexible single master operation) roles.  Here's the process:

Start -> Run

Type roles
Type connections
Type connect to server
where is the name of the server you are transferring the roles to (such as "connect to server contoso1")
Type q
Type transfer rid master
Type transfer infrastructure master
Type transfer pdc
Type transfer schema master
Type transfer naming master

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