In a multiserver Windows Active Directory Server environment, it may be necessary to move roles from one server to another.
Which server has Active Directory roles?
To find out which server has the Active directory roles type the command:
NETDOM QUERY FSMO
Transfer roles with command line.
Open a Dos prompt and type:
Connect to server ServerFQDN
Where server is the server you want to pass roles to
Depending on the roles you want to switch, type the following commands:
|Master for domain naming
|Seize naming master
|Seize schema master
|Seize infrastructure master
|Master PDC emulator
|Seize rid master