Would anybody be able to tell me if a domain with 2003 R2 and 2008 R2 domain controllers, does the FSMO role holder have to be the 2008 R2 system?
Reason I ask is because my management wants to add two domain controllers to a small domain that would be 2008 R2. It is presently 2003 domain function level. One of the 2008 R2 systems is going to be at an offsite disaster recovery center. Cold. No replication, closed network. The plan is to take the drives from one of the new 2008 R2 systems and physically move them to the DR system in case of a DR running site. I am worried on what that would do if the 2008 R2 is the FSMO holder.
Any suggestions would be helpful.