How To Transfer Active Directory FSMO Roles

Query King | Thu, 03 Jan 2019 at 06:24 hours | Replies : 1 | Points : 100

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How to Transfer Active Directory FSMO Roles


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Hi,

Below is two method to transfer FSMO Roles. Before you start check the current owner of FSMO Role by following http://www.experts-adda.com/questions.php?id=72 URL.

#To Transfer FSMO Roles using ntdsutil

  1. At 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: transfer pdc
    2. Infrastructure Master: transfer infrastructure master
    3. RID Master: transfer rid master
    4. Domain Naming Master: transfer naming master
    5. Schema Master: transfer schema master
  7. Confirm that you wish to transfer the role. There will be a considerable amount of output. The last line should indicate that the role has been transferred.
  8. Type quit until you have exited from Ntdsutil.

 

#To Transfer FSMO Roles using GUI.

  • Transferring the Domain-Specific roles:
      1. Relative ID Master
      2. PDC Emulator
      3. Infrastructure Master roles
    1. Log into the DC where you want to transfer the role(s) as a Domain Administrator
    2. Launch Active Directory Users and Computers
    3. Right-click on the domain and select Operations Master
    4. This will display the Operations Master window
    5. From here, select the appropriate tab of the role you want to transfer (i.e. RID, PDC, Infrastructure Master)
    6. Click on the Change button
    7. Click Yes to confirm the transfer of the FSMO role
  • Transferring the Domain Naming Master role

 

    1. Log into the DC you want to transfer the role to as an Enterprise Administrator
    2. Launch Active Directory Domains and Trusts
    3. From the left-hand pane navigation, right-click the root entry (Active Directory Domain and Trusts) and click Operations Master
    4. This will display the Operations Master window
    5. From here, click the Change button
    6. Click Yes to confirm the transfer of the FSMO role
  • Transferring the Schema Master role

 

    1. Log into the DC you want to transfer the role to as an Enterprise Administrator
    2. To transfer the Schema Master role, you use the Schema Master MMC tool. To do this, you need to first register the corresponding DDL.
    3. Run the following command on Command Prompt: regsvr32 schmmgmt.dll
    4. A success message should appear. Click OK.
    5. Start -> Run -> MMC
    6. From the File menu, click on Add/Remove Snap-Ins.
    7. From the window that appears, select Active Directory Schema and click Add.
    8. Click OK.
    9. From the left-hand pane menu, right-click Active Directory Schema and click Operations Master.
    10. From the window that appears, click on the Change button.
    11. Click Yes to confirm the transfer of the FSMO role.
    12. check the current owner of FSMO Role by following http://www.experts-adda.com/questions.php?id=72 URL.

Hope it helps you.

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