viewing and changing operations masters

Using the GUI you can find RID PDC and Infrastructure rolesĀ from Active Directory users and computers

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And by clicking the change button you can change the domain controller they are hosted on.

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before doing that you need to connect to the other domain controller.

To view and change the Domain Naming Master Role you need to use Active Directory Domains and Trusts

Right click on the root of the forest and select operations master

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To view the Schema Master Role you need to open Active Directory Schema from an MMC console right click on the forest root and select operations master.

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A quicker way of viewing these roles is with netdom or PowerShell

netdom query fsmo

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with PowerShell get-addomain can find the domain level roles

Get-ADDomain |select PDCEmulator,RIDMaster,InfrastructureMaster

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and Get-ADForest shows the forest level roles.

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The ntdsutil can be used to transfer roles if you do not have access to the GUI.

 

 

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transferring the other roles is the same except for the transfer PDC line.

the options are

Transfer infrastructure master
Transfer naming master
Transfer PDC
Transfer RID master
Transfer schema master

Note in the connect to server line connect to the server you want to transfer the roles to.

 

 

There are also options for seizing which you would only do if the server contains the master roles was permanently offline.