How To Seize Active Directory FSMO Roles

Query King | Thu, 03 Jan 2019 at 06:19 hours | Replies : 2 | Points : 100

Category : Active Directory

Hi Team,

Please share command to Seize Active Directory FSMO Roles.

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Please follow the below steps.

Note: It is not possible to seize FSMO roles using the graphical interface. So use below commands.

  1. Open an elevated command prompt on a working DC, type ntdsutil.
  2. Type roles.
  3. Type connection.
  4. Type connect to server <DC_name>, where <DC_name> is the name of the DC that will inherit the role.
  5. Type quit once.
  6. Type one of the following, depending on the role being seized:
    1. PDC Emulator: seize pdc
    2. Infrastructure Master: seize infrastructure master
    3. RID Master: seize rid master
    4. Domain Naming Master: seize naming master
    5. Schema Master: seize schema master
  7. Confirm that you wish to seize the role. There will be a considerable amount of output. The last line should indicate that the role has been seized.
  8. Type quit until you have exited Ntdsutil.


Use URL to check FSMO Role status.




Thanks, Santosh for detailed Steps.