Seizing FSMO roles
Posted on 2008-10-25
When attempting to transfer all the FSMO roles from one DC to another (currently 1 DC holds all roles) because the AD is corrupted on the DC that holds all the roles...
I log on to the good DC that I want to transfer the FSMO roles to and upon attempting to transfer it gives me an error that tt can not transfer the role because it can not contact the role holder.
Does that mean my only option is to seize roles? If I do that , I've heard that the computer that the original DC that held the FSMO roles can not never be brought back online?
Is this the case even if I run metadata clean up? The machine i seize the roles from can't be dcpromo /forceremoval and be promoted again back online?
Please advice. Thanks!