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Windows Domain Controllers - Master

Hi All,

I am not really up-to-speed with the changes in 2003 -> 2008 Server domain controllers, I have a mix of both 2003 R2 & 2008 R2, how do I determine which server holds the schema master and must be backed up... I only have one Domain Controller Backup Exec license and know that there is a Primary somewhere....

Sorry to be vague!

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techmiss
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PreeceCommented:
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spiderwilk007Commented:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms675892(v=vs.85).aspx

Here is an article that will tell you how to find the FMSO Owner.

This link will also prove usefull.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324801
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
To identify roles just do

netdom query fsmo


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Darius GhassemCommented:
Neilsr posted the proper command

netdom query fsmo will help determine what roles each DC holds

Here are some other ways as well

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

Really all of your Domain Controllers need to be backed up because if you have a DC that falls out of replication you can lose data that was added to this DC. What you should do is backup all DCs. You can do a simple System State backup and keep it on a network drive some where.
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techmissAuthor Commented:
Hi All,

Two questions.

1) How do I add the Active Directory Schema snap in.
2) netdom command is not recongised on my server...is this also an add-on?

Cheers
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Darius GhassemCommented:
You need to install netdom or support tools.

You can go to the run command type mmc then from here you can add snap in
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Darius GhassemCommented:
If you look in the link I posted there are some additional detailed instructions
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