Feb 212012
 

FSMO roles are tasks that domain controllers have to do in an Active Directory environment, they control the proper operation of the network. Each role can be held by only one server. These are ways to check who currently holds different FSMO roles and transfer them from one server to another, taken from various KB articles, condensed here for future reference, as well as a short explanation of what those roles are.

FSMO description
View role holders
– command line
– GUI
– script
Change roles
– command line
– GUI
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