Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Transfer the domain naming master role

To transfer the domain naming master role


Using the Windows interface

  1. Open Active Directory Domains and Trusts.

  2. In the console tree, right-click Active Directory Domains and Trusts, and then click Connect to Domain Controller.

  3. In Enter the name of another domain controller, type the name of the domain controller you want to hold the domain naming master role.

    Or, click the domain controller in the list of available domain controllers.

  4. In the console tree, right-click Active Directory Domains and Trusts, and then click Operations Master.

  5. Click Change.


Using a command line

  1. Open Command Prompt.

  2. Type:

    ntdsutil

  3. At the ntdsutil command prompt, type:

    roles

  4. At the fsmo maintenance command prompt, type:

    connection

  5. At the server connection command prompt, type:

    connect to serverDomainController

  6. At the server connection command prompt, type:

    quit

  7. At the fsmo maintenance command prompt, type:

    transfer domain naming master

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