FSMO ROLE CHANGES IN MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2003

Hello all, today I am going to discuss about how to change FSMO roles in Microsoft Windows server environment. FSMO in the sense Flexible Single Master Operations. The video tutorial available @youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fymyyq9z_r8

Active Directory is the most important in Windows Server Environment because it does contain user details, user accounts, user groups, etc. Active Directory directly help to manage entire IT infrastructure in a Company.

When Active Directory role is changed between Master roles, there are five FSMO roles in Active Directory in Windows Server 2003 platform.

  1. Schema Roles : this role is responsible for changing, updates and modifications of the Domain Controller.
  2. Domain Naming Master : Controls to the chnges of the namespace, like addition or removal from the forest.
  3. Infrastructure Master : Responsible for updating references from objects.
  4. Relative ID(RID) : Processes RID pool request from all the Domain Controllers.
  5. PDC Emulator : Advertise itself as PDC to workstations.

Here are the clearly mentioned steps of FSMO role changing. Take a look.

 

  1. Log on to the Windows server 2003 as Administrator (adp.com\Administrator) and get run window and type cmd.2
  2.  Type regsvr32 schmmgmt.dll in cmd and press ENTER.2
  3. The succeeded window will be appeared.3
  4. After Clicking OK, type mmc(Microsoft Management Console) on the command prompt.
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  5. You will get Microsoft Management Console. Then Go to File-> Add/Remove Snap-in.
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  6. Click Add button and add the Active Directory Schema and close the dialog box.
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  7. Right Click on the Active Directory Schema and Click on Connect to domain controller. And Give the server name on the Specify Name field.
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  8. Right Click on the Active Directory Schema and click on Change Schema Master. By clicking the change button you can see the schema has been changed.
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  9. Go to Start->Administrative Tools->Active Directory Domains and Trusts then click on that. then the Active Directory Domains and Trusts window will be appeared.
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  10. Then right click on the Active Directory Domains and Trust then click on Connect to domain controller. Then add the server name.
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  11. Click OK and again right click on the Active Directory Domains and Trust then click on Change operation Master click on the change button.
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  12. Go to Start->Administrative Tools->Active Directory Users and Computers then click on that. then the Active Directory Users and Computers window will be appeared.
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  13. Then right click on the Active Directory Users and Computers then click on Connect to domain controller. Then add the server name.
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  14. Click OK and again right click on the Active Directory Users and Computers then click on Operations Master click on the change button under RID tab.
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  15. Again Click ok and again right click on the Active Directory Users and Computers then click onOperations Masterclick on the change button under PDC tab.
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  16. Again Click OK and again right click on the Active Directory Users and Computers then click onOperations Masterclick on the change button under Infrastructure tab.
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