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How to transfer FSMO roles

As part of the migration process the Flexible Single Master Operations Roles (FSMO) will need to be transferred to TMDC03. It is quite common to have these roles spread out throughout the infrastructure. It is also very important to understand what each of these five roles does in a multi-master Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) domain.

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How to upgrade the Active Directory Domain Services Forest and Domain for Windows Server 2022

The commands listed below to upgrade Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) Forest and Domain’s are taken from our production methods of procedures. This process can be performed by simply running adding a Windows Server 2022 Domain Controller. If ADPrep.exe hasn’t been run it will run automatically. In a production environment we like to have more granular control and verification processes for any Schema modifications.

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How to verify the SYSVOL replication state (FRS or DFSR)

Prior to proceeding with the upgrade of Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) to Windows Server 2022 we must upgrade the replication of the SYSVOL. This is especially relevant if you ADDS Forest came from Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003. The steps below will help us verify and upgrade the replication model of the SYSVOL if required.

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