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Transferring FSMO Roles in Windows 2008 using ntdsutil

How can I transfer some or all of the FSMO Roles from one DC to another using the command line? Great question! NOTE: For doing this task in the GUI, please see this blog: Transferring FSMO Roles in Windows Server 2008 (Has some great screen-shots) Windows 2008 Active Directory domains utilize a Single Operation Master method called FSMO […]

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Understanding FSMO Roles in Windows Active Directory

FSMO stands for Flexible Single Master Operations, and these roles (also known as operations master roles) help you prevent conflicts in your Active Directory. In an Active Directory environment, some of your domain controllers (DCs) must be assigned certain special roles for your network to function properly. These special roles are called flexible single master […]

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