First we need to find which domain controller holds the FSMO roles. To do this we start up powershell on one of the domain controllers and type:
netdom query FSMO
The results should show up 5 roles with the domain controller it resides on.
The 5 FSMO roles are numbered 0-4:
0 – PDCEmulator
1 – RIDMaster
2 – InfrastructureMaster
3 – SchemaMaster
4 – DomainNamingMaster
In this example the FSMO roles sit on DC01. We would like to move them over to DC02.
Move-ADDirectoryServerOperationMasterRole -Identity “Target-DC” -OperationMasterRole 0,1,2,3,4
So for our example we use:
Move-ADDirectoryServerOperationMasterRole -Identity “DC02” -OperationMasterRole 0,1,2,3,4
Simple, its that easy. Press ‘A’ to apply to all FSMO roles or ‘Y’ to choose each one.
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