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Viewing and Transferring Roles

Viewing and Transferring Roles

The roles can be viewed and transferred in the GUI or from the command line.

Gui mode

Schema Master

To view the schema you must first register the schema master dll with Windows. To do this enters the following in the RUN dialog of the start menu.

regsvr32 schmmgmt.dll

Once you have done this the schema master mmc (microsoft management console) snap-in will be available.

Active Directory Domains and Trusts

The Domain naming master can be viewed and transferred from here.

Active Directory User and Computers

The RID, PDC emulator and Infrastructure master roles can be viewed and transferred from here.

NTDSUTIL

NTDSUTIL provides FSMO maintenance and the option to seize a role (covered in the FSMO Role Failure section below).

To transfer a role using ntdsutil use the example below as a template for all the roles.

  • Open a command prompt
  • Enter inntdsutil
  • At the ntdsutil command prompt enter inroles
  • At the fsmo maintenance prompt enter inconnection
  • At the server connections prompt enter inconnect to¬†domancontrollername
  • At the server connections prompt enter inquit
  • At the fsmo maintenance prompt enter intransfer schema master
  • Quit from the console

Praveen Kumar

MCSA, MCSE


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