Transferring an Operations Master Role (04)

Transfer the Domain-Level Operations Master Roles

You can use this procedure to transfer the following three domain-level operations master (also known as flexible single master operations or FSMO) roles:

  • Primary domain controller (PDC) emulator operations master
  • Relative ID (RID) operations master
  • Infrastructure operations master

You might want to transfer a domain-level operations master role if the domain controller that currently hosts the role is inadequate, has failed, or is being decommissioned. You can transfer all domain roles by using the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in. Continue reading Transferring an Operations Master Role (04)

Transferring an Operations Master Role (03)

Transfer the Domain Naming Master

You can use this procedure to transfer the domain naming operations master role if the domain controller that currently hosts the role is inadequate, has failed, or is being decommissioned. The domain naming master is a forest-wide operations master (also known as flexible single master operations or FSMO) role. Continue reading Transferring an Operations Master Role (03)

Transferring an Operations Master Role (01)

When you create a new domain, the Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard automatically assigns all the domain-level operations master roles to the first domain controller that is created in that domain. When you create a new forest, the wizard also assigns the two forest-level operations master roles to the first domain controller. After the domain is created and functioning, you might transfer various operations master roles to different domain controllers to optimize performance and simplify administration. Continue reading Transferring an Operations Master Role (01)