While coming back from my last Microsoft Ignite The Tour stop - I had some time to kill waiting for my connection. I thought I would dust off some of my Active Directory admin skills and document the quick and dirty process of upgrading your Active Directory from R2 over to the latest version of Windows Server I have also added in a Windows Server member server which will serve as my new Domain Controller once I have promote it to host Active Directory and transfer the FSMO flexible single masters of operation over. This is a purposely simple lab and write up.

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A popup message will confirm that schmmgmt. From the listed Domain Controllers, click on the domain controller that you want to be the schema master role holder and then click on OK You will receive a message box stating that the schema snap-in is not connected to a schema operations master. That is for sure, as we have not yet set this Windows Server domain controller as a Schema Master role holder.

This will be done in the next step. DomainName], and then click Operations Master On the Change Schema Master page, the current schema master role holder will be displayed ex.

NET and the targeted schema holder as well ex. NET , click Change Click Yes to confirm the role transfer The role will be transferred and a confirmation message will be displayed. The last three roles can be transferred using a single Snap-in. Click the Change button under each of these three tabs to transfer the roles. Click Yes to confirm the role transfer The role will be transferred and a confirmation message will be displayed.

Click OK As for the Infrastructure role, once you click on the Change button you will receive the below message By default, when you first install your first Domain Controller, it holds the five roles and beside that it is a Global Catalog. Else if you have small number of domain controllers ex. Summary There are five FSMO roles in a forest, to transfer any of these roles you have to use the appropriate Active Directory snap-in.


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This DC is the only one that can process updates to the directory schema. Once the Schema update is complete, it is replicated from the schema master to all other DCs in the directory. There is only one schema master per directory. This DC is the only one that can add or remove a domain from the directory. It can also add or remove cross references to domains in external directories. It is also responsible for removing an object from its domain and putting it in another domain during an object move. Each Windows DC in a domain is allocated a pool of RIDs that it is allowed to assign to the security principals it creates.


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