seizing FSMO roles


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Steve Paul

If there are 2 domain controllers in my active directory and one of them
holds all the FSMO roles but both are global catalogs, can the 2nd DC seize
all the roles in the event the one currently holding them all fails or is
otherwise unusable ?

thanks
 
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Ace Fekay [Microsoft Certified Trainer]

Steve Paul said:
If there are 2 domain controllers in my active directory and one of them
holds all the FSMO roles but both are global catalogs, can the 2nd DC seize
all the roles in the event the one currently holding them all fails or is
otherwise unusable ?

thanks


Yes, it can. But once you seize the roles, you cannot bring that machine back up. Assuming you seized it because the server failed, you will also need to perform a MetaData Cleanup to remove the old server's reference.

Are you having any problems currently?


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Ace Fekay [Microsoft Certified Trainer]

Steve Paul said:
If there are 2 domain controllers in my active directory and one of them
holds all the FSMO roles but both are global catalogs, can the 2nd DC seize
all the roles in the event the one currently holding them all fails or is
otherwise unusable ?

thanks


Yes, it can. But once you seize the roles, you cannot bring that machine back up. Assuming you seized it because the server failed, you will also need to perform a MetaData Cleanup to remove the old server's reference.

Are you having any problems currently?


--
Ace

This posting is provided "AS-IS" with no warranties or guarantees and
confers no rights.

Ace Fekay, MCSE 2003 & 2000, MCSA 2003 & 2000, MCSA Messaging, MCT
Microsoft Certified Trainer
(e-mail address removed)

For urgent issues, you may want to contact Microsoft PSS directly. Please
check http://support.microsoft.com for regional support phone numbers.

"Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things." - Peter F. Drucker
http://twitter.com/acefekay
 
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Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS]

Hello Steve,

Yes, you can seize them, but then do not bring the old one back to the domain,
this will result in conflicts.

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS]

Hello Steve,

Yes, you can seize them, but then do not bring the old one back to the domain,
this will result in conflicts.

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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no rights.
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steve paul

Thank you - I am not having any problems - just wanted to know for disaster
planning
 
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steve paul

Thank you - I am not having any problems - just wanted to know for disaster
planning
 
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steve paul

Thank You
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Steve Paul


Meinolf Weber said:
Hello Steve,

Yes, you can seize them, but then do not bring the old one back to the domain,
this will result in conflicts.

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
no rights.
** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
 
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steve paul

Thank You
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Steve Paul


Meinolf Weber said:
Hello Steve,

Yes, you can seize them, but then do not bring the old one back to the domain,
this will result in conflicts.

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
no rights.
** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
 
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