Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Windows Server role transfer

Posted on 2011-02-10
8
Medium Priority
?
309 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
How to transfer roles in case of main Domain controller is down.
0
Comment
Question by:paramjitkakakr
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
8 Comments
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:rawinnlnx9
ID: 34868447
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255504

That's all you need. Simply seize the roles make your DC the authority and off you go. http://www.sbsmigration.com has a lot more on this but that KB should get you going.

Here is another link to the same info. I'm including it because you really should know about Petri. It's awesome.

http://www.petri.co.il/seizing_fsmo_roles.htm
0
 
LVL 57

Accepted Solution

by:
Mike Kline earned 2000 total points
ID: 34868524
If the DC that holds the FSMO roles goes permanently down then use the steps that Raw provided for seizing.

If that happens you also need to cleanup that old DC from AD using the "metadata cleanup" process http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm

The key here is that the server is permanently down.  If the DC is only down temporarily then do not take these steps.

Thanks

Mike
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:rajkumartech
ID: 34868571
If your DC is completely down , then you have to seize the FSMO roles using

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255504

0
What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:kaskhedikar_tushar
ID: 34870215
Hello,

Using ntdsutil command utility you can transfer the FSMO roles.

http://www.petri.co.il/transferring_fsmo_roles.htm

http://www.petri.co.il/seizing_fsmo_roles.htm

Regards,
Tushar Kaskhedikar
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:markdmac
ID: 35016955
Moderator, this question has been answered.
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:pwindell
ID: 35033154
you need to understand that it a DC is only doen for a short time,...the real answer is,...you don't transfer anything!

You only seize (not transfer) roles when the problem dc is permanently down,...I'm not sure if anyone reallty made that clear.
0

Featured Post

Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Always backup Domain, SYSVOL etc.using processes according to Microsoft Best Practices. This is meant as a disaster recovery process for small environments that did not implement backup processes and did not run a secondary domain controller that ne…
Here's a look at newsworthy articles and community happenings during the last month.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring their Windows Server 2012 domain controller to synchronize its time with a trusted, external resource. Use Google, Bing, or other preferred search engine to locate trusted NTP …

636 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question