Domain Controller and FSMO Roles
Posted on 2011-10-17
I was wondering if anyone could help me out with an issue we are having. We have 5 DCs in our environment. We have the FSMO roles set on two of the domain controllers, one dc has the Domain role owner and Schema owner roles. The other dc has the PDC, RID, and Infrastructure roles.
Today and in the past when the DC which handles the PDC, RID and Infrastructure roles goes down, our users can't get authenticated to our exchange server and also have issues logging into their workstations.
I assuming these roles aren't getting transferred when that DC goes down. Shouldn't this be done automatically or is this something we would need to do by running the FSMO transfer command. Once we got the server back up we didn't have any issues.
So I wondering why these roles don't get transferred...maybe something isn't setup right in our environment.