Seizing domain controllers FSMO roles

There may come a time when you need to seize your domain controllers FSMO roles.  This may be for a disaster recovery or if you are implementing a lab environment in which you need to have a server with all the FSMO roles.

  1. Open CMD prompt
  2. type ntdsutil
  3. type roles
  4. type connections
  5. type connect to server [servername]   <– This should be the name of the server seizing the roles
  6. type quit
  7. type seize schema master
  8. type seize domain naming master
  9. type seize pdc
  10. type seize rid master
  11. type seize infrastructure master
  12. exit
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