Migrate Windows Server 2008 R2 FSMO roles to Windows Server 2019

How can we migrate FSMO roles from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2019? Some administrators might ask themselves this question, and Microsoft has an answer in an article published within techcommunity.


Windows Server 2008 R2 will reach end of support in January 2020. Time to upgrade to a Windows Server version that is still in support. One question: How did you  migrate FSMO roles to the new Windows Server installation? The abbreviation FSMO stands for Flexible Single Master Operations. These are special tasks performed by domain controllers within Microsoft Active Directories. The tasks can be distributed to different servers, but none of these roles may be taken over by several servers at the same time.

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Rick Claus from Microsoft has addressed this issue and published the tech community article How to Migrate Windows Server 2008 R2 FSMO roles to Windows Server 2019 . It's not my business, but maybe one of my blog reades may find the information helpful.

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