Transferring or migrating a Flexible Single Master Operations (FSMO) role is not a requirement at this point. However, some of the new features in Windows Server 2012 such as cloning of virtual domain controllers, and so on, won′t be available until the PDC emulator (PDCe) role is transferred to a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller. To take advantage of improvements in RID Master, this role must be running on Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller. The placement and optimization of FMSO roles is beyond the scope of this book. For this scenario, we will be moving all FMSO roles (Schema, Domain Naming Master, PDCe, Infrastructure Master, and RID) to a new Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller.