Domain Controller

Transfer FSMO roles from Windows Server 2008 R2 DC to Windows Server 2012 DC

In an earlier post, we looked at introducing a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller in an existing Windows Server 2008R2 domain. Next action is moving the FSMO roles off the Windows Server 2008R2 DC to Windows Server 2012 Dc in preparation of decommissioning the Windows Server 2008R2 DC which will be dealt with in later post. You can either transfer the roles via the GUI or Command prompt using ntdsutil but for the purpose of this post, I will be using the GUI for better understanding.

Adding Windows Server 2012 DC in an existing Windows Server 2008 R2 DC

As part of the series of Windows Server 2012 deployment, I will be showing us how to promote a Windows Server 2012 member server into a domain controller in an existing Windows Server 2008 R2 domain. Lets begin the journey 🙂 Exciting. Requirements: – Ensure your Forest/Domain functional level is minimum Windows server 2003 – Ensure that you have an existing Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller in place – Ensure you assign a static IP address to the server.