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Seizing all FSMO roles (FLEXIBLE SINGLE MASTER OPERATIONS) June 13, 2009

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ntdsutil: roles
fsmo maintenance: connections
server connections: connect to mcg-exch.macorpgy.com
Error 80070057 parsing input – illegal syntax?
server connections: connect to server mcg-exch.macorpgy.com
Binding to mcg-exch.macorpgy.com …
Connected to mcg-exch.macorpgy.com using credentials of locally logged on user.
server connections: q
fsmo maintenance: seize
Error 80070057 parsing input – illegal syntax?
fsmo maintenance: seize ?
Error 80070057 parsing input – illegal syntax?
fsmo maintenance: helpIf you

If you need to seize roles from a failed server, you can do so by :

Opening run, type cmd then ntdsutil.

ntdsutil: roles
fsmo maintenance: connections
server connections: connect to dc1.akeung.com
Binding to dc1.akeung.com … Connected to dc1.akeung.com using credentials of locally logged on user.
server connections: q

fsmo maintenance: help

Seize domain naming master    – Overwrite domain role on connected server

Seize infrastructure master   – Overwrite infrastructure role on connected server

Seize PDC                     – Overwrite PDC role on connected server

Seize RID master              – Overwrite RID role on connected server

Seize schema master           – Overwrite schema role on connected server

Select operation target       – Select sites, servers, domains, roles and naming contexts

Transfer domain naming master – Make connected server the domain naming master

Transfer infrastructure master – Make connected server the infrastructure master

Transfer PDC                  – Make connected server the PDC

Transfer RID master           – Make connected server the RID master

Transfer schema master        – Make connected server the schema master

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This is the interesting part, to seize the roles to the connected server, issue the commands as follows:

fsmo maintenance:  seize schema master

fsmo maintenance:  Seize PDC

fsmo maintenance:  Seize RID master

fsmo maintenance:  Seize domain naming master

fsmo maintenance:  Seize infrastructure master


A prompt will confirm the change you will be making to active directory.  Please only use role seizure as a last resort when you cannot “TRANFER” a role.

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