FSMO ROLES IN ACTIVE DIRECTORY 2008 PDF

While coming back from my last Microsoft Ignite The Tour stop - I had some time to kill waiting for my connection. I thought I would dust off some of my Active Directory admin skills and document the quick and dirty process of upgrading your Active Directory from R2 over to the latest version of Windows Server I have also added in a Windows Server member server which will serve as my new Domain Controller once I have promote it to host Active Directory and transfer the FSMO flexible single masters of operation over. This is a purposely simple lab and write up. Install Active Directory on a Windows Server member server This is easy enough, login to your WS server with an account that has Domain Admin rights and Enterprise Admin rights on the member server. These rights are required in order to add a domain controller into Active Directory as well as extend the schema.

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While coming back from my last Microsoft Ignite The Tour stop - I had some time to kill waiting for my connection. I thought I would dust off some of my Active Directory admin skills and document the quick and dirty process of upgrading your Active Directory from R2 over to the latest version of Windows Server I have also added in a Windows Server member server which will serve as my new Domain Controller once I have promote it to host Active Directory and transfer the FSMO flexible single masters of operation over.

This is a purposely simple lab and write up. Install Active Directory on a Windows Server member server This is easy enough, login to your WS server with an account that has Domain Admin rights and Enterprise Admin rights on the member server.

These rights are required in order to add a domain controller into Active Directory as well as extend the schema. This will install the binaries on your server. Note the warning regarding "Allow cryptography algorithms compatible with Windows NT 4. It will add itself A restart will now take place once the steps are completed. You need to login to the new domain controller with Enterprise Admin rights in order to do these next steps in order to transfer FSMO roles.

No, really You can confirm with commands listed above to see that DC03 is the new owner of all the roles. If for some reason a Domain Controller is down - you would have to seize it by adding a -force to the command but that DC can NEVER be added back into the Active Directory domain again without causing issues. I had DC01 with an address of What do you think of this format and content - is it something you found useful and would like more of it?

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This DC is the only one that can process updates to the directory schema. Once the Schema update is complete, it is replicated from the schema master to all other DCs in the directory. There is only one schema master per directory. This DC is the only one that can add or remove a domain from the directory. It can also add or remove cross references to domains in external directories. It is also responsible for removing an object from its domain and putting it in another domain during an object move.

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To proceed with the transfer of FSMO roles, we consider that DCs that already have a role are active in our infrastructure. Otherwise, if a DC holding a FSMO role is no longer online and operational, then we use the seize method instead of simple transfer. Here, each tab displays the three FSMO roles. If you are not already connected to the DC you are about to transfer the role, then you can do so by clicking Change Active Directory Domain Controller in the same menu. In the same way, you will see who is the current role holder and by clicking the Change button you can transfer the role to another DC. First, in a command-line window with administrator rights, type the following command to register the AD Schema snap-in.

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