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Transferring Operations Master (Primary is down)

Since the primary DC is down/offline we can't transfer the roles to another DC. How would one do this?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Will Szymkowski

Is this DC ever coming back online? It is only recommended to perform a Seize of the FSMO roles if the DC will NEVER come back online. If this is the case then proceed. However if you have any last bit effort that you can get the DC online for 10 minutes then I would transfer the roles gracefully, if possible.

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Will, possibly. The primary one has AD database corruption. If we restore that DC from the latest backup how would it affect the other DCs (replication/accounts) would it be best to seize the role rather than restoring from a backup that's several hours old?
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BTW: If you expect or suspect you MIGHT EVER bring the failed system back online, do NOT seize the role!
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Thank you all seizing worked out just fine. Old server will not be coming back online