AD FSMO Role Management: Alternate Methods
Dear Junior Admin. Well it seems you have a complicated decision on your mind “what tool for the job?” I have decided its best for you to decide on your own which tools you prefer to work with, although I can ease the pain of the decision by providing insight on each of the tools you have at your fingertips. DCDIAG – is a command line tool that analyzes the state of domain controllers in a forest and shows any problems to help with trouble shooting. There are many useful commands with this tool, much too many to include in this simple letter, but there are plenty of locations on line that provide the commands with descriptions for use. NTDSUTIL – is another command line tool…show more content… click Operations Master to view the server holding the domain naming master role in the Forest.
Using the NTDSUTIL Tool
• Click Start o click Run o type cmd in the Open box o press ENTER.
• Type domain management o press ENTER.
• Type connections o press ENTER.
• Type connect to server ServerName
where ServerName is the Name of the Domain Controller you would like to view Ex- “Server15.domain15.local” o press ENTER.
• Type quit o press ENTER.
• Type select operation target o press ENTER.
• Type list roles for connected server o press ENTER.
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