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Transfer roles from DC To ADC

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  • Dear All,

     

    I am in a very big problem. My DC got damaged due to power failure and I am unable to make that DC up as HDD got damaged. Now my ADC is running. So is there any possible way to transfer 5 FSMO roles.

     

    Regards,

    Sameer

    Monday, December 12, 2011 2:55 PM

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  • Use ntdsutil.exe function. Look here how: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255504

    Regards

    Milos

    Monday, December 12, 2011 3:04 PM
  • Hi,

    if you wish you may follow an article on my blog for that at
    http://kpytko.wordpress.com/2011/08/28/seizing-fsmo-roles/

    when you seize/transfer PDC Emulator role then you need to advertise new time server in your forest. For that follow this extract from MVP blog at
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/mweber/archive/2010/02/10/upgrading-an-active-directory-domain-from-windows-server-2003-to-windows-server-2008-or-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx

    - after transfer of the PDCEmulator role, configure the NEW PDCEmulator to an external timesource and reconfigure the old PDCEmulator to use the domainhierarchie now. Therefore run on the NEW "w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:PEERS /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes /update" where PEERS will be filled with the ip address or server(time.windows.com) and on the OLD one run "w32tm /config /syncfromflags:domhier /reliable:no /update" and stop/start the time service on the old one. All commands run in an elevated command prompt without the quotes.

    You need to also clean up for that broken DC. Do metadata cleanup
    http://kpytko.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/metadata-cleanup-for-broken-domain-controller/

    and of course promote as soon as possible another additional DC to have redundancy
    http://kpytko.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/adding-additional-domain-controller/


    Regards, Krzysztof ---- Visit my blog at http://kpytko.wordpress.com
    Monday, December 12, 2011 3:12 PM
  • Dear All,

     

    I am in a very big problem. My DC got damaged due to power failure and I am unable to make that DC up as HDD got damaged. Now my ADC is running. So is there any possible way to transfer 5 FSMO roles.

     

    Regards,

    Sameer

    Hello,

    Transfer is not possible as the old FSMO holder no longer exists.

    Please make sure that the left DC is a GC and DNS server. Once done, proceed like the following:

     


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    Monday, December 12, 2011 4:07 PM
  • Monday, December 12, 2011 6:04 PM
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    How is everything going? Could you please tell us the present situation? If you need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to respond back.

     

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