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Seize Schema Master role from an offline server

Posted on 2014-04-23
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We recently had a domain controller die that held the Schema Master role.

I've tried to get it back from a backup without any joy.  When I try to sieze the role I get the following error.

ntdsutil
ntdsutil: roles
fsmo maintenance: connections
server connections: connect to server dc1
Binding to dc1 ...
Connected to dc1 using credentials of locally logged on user.
server connections: q
fsmo maintenance: seize schema master
Attempting safe transfer of schema FSMO before seizure.
ldap_modify_sW error 0xc(12 (Unavailable Critical Extension).
Ldap extended error message is 000020AE: SvcErr: DSID-03210384, problem 5010 (UNAVAIL_EXTENSION), data 8434

Win32 error returned is 0x20ae(The role owner attribute could not be read.)
)
Depending on the error code this may indicate a connection,
ldap, or role transfer error.
Transfer of schema FSMO failed, proceeding with seizure ...
Server "dc1" knows about 5 roles
Schema - CN=NTDS Settings,CN=DC1,CN=Servers,CN=location,CN=Sites,CN=Configurat
ion,DC=mydomain,DC=local
Naming Master - CN=NTDS Settings,CN=DC1,CN=Servers,CN=location,CN=Sites,CN=Con
figuration,DC=mydomain,DC=local
PDC - CN=NTDS Settings,CN=DC1,CN=Servers,CN=location,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration
,DC=mydomain,DC=local
RID - CN=NTDS Settings,CN=DC1,CN=Servers,CN=location,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration
,DC=mydomain,DC=local
Infrastructure - CN=NTDS Settings,CN=DC1,CN=Servers,CN=location,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=mydomain,DC=local

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I'm running the commands on a Windows 2008 R2 server


Any suggestions?
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Mike Kline earned 500 total points
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It tries a graceful transfer first; does it come up with

fsmo maintenance:

after what you posted

great blog on it here   http://kpytko.pl/2011/08/28/seizing-fsmo-roles/

Thanks

Mike
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Ah I notice the error is when it did it the gracefull way, then it forced it.

I'll check tomorrow to see it it lists itself as the owner.

Thanks
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Thanks.  

A quick check of the FSMO role owners confirms it did work and the message was just to say it was not gracefully taken.
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