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Domain Controller Operations Master: The current FSMO holder could not be contacted.

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My domain operations master died. Server does not was to boot up. DHCP is running on this server. When i try to transfer the OM role to another DC, i get this error message

"The transfer of the operations master role cannot be performed because:
The requested FSMO operation failed. The current FSMO holder could not be contacted.
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Question by:tomfontanilla
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what OS is the other DC?  Use powerhsell from the other DC to transfer the role(s) with a force switch.

Move-ADDirectoryServerOperationMasterRole -Identity “Target_DC_Name” –OperationMasterRole 0,1,2,3,4 -force

The above will transfer all the roles  

ref #s
PDC Emulator – 0
RID Master – 1
Infrastructure Master – 2
Schema Master – 3
Domain Naming Master – 4

ref link:http://thelazyadmin.com/2013/08/managing-fsmo-roles-with-powershell/
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Russ Suter earned 500 total points
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If the DC that holds the FSMO roles has died then you will need to seize them. The process is outlined at the bottom of the page here:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/255504
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recommendation works.
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