FSMO role placement woes

I recently ran into some problems that I tracked down to the placement of the FSMO roles in my domain. I remember reading about role placement years ago, but the task is so rarely performed, that it is easy to forget. Below are the basic rules – referenced from

  1. Group PDC Emulator and RID Master on same system
  2. Don’t put the Infrastructure Master on a Global Catalog server
  3. Group the Schema Master and Domain Naming Master on the same Global Catalog server

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