Schema Master role

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Monty, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. Monty

    Monty Guest

    I have tried to change the role as per directions in preparation to run
    adprep. I would prefer all roles to be on one machine for ease later. There
    is only one left on a "secondary" machine and that is the Schema master. I
    select the correct Server using the "Change Domain Controller" option and
    everything appears okay in the MMC. I go ahead and force replication.
    Replication appears to be taking place correctly. When I go back to the MMC
    (even 24-48 hours later) and click on the Active Directory Schema, the
    server name changes back to the old. I also notice that when I click on the
    "Operations Master" option the "Change" button is greyed out. Any ides would
    be very helpful.
    Monty, Jun 22, 2004
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  2. Hi Monty,

    Thanks for your posting here.

    Did you close the original MMC and open a new one?
    I recommend that you open another MMC and check again.

    Please restart the DC and open Active Directory Schema again. What is the
    What is the result on another DC? Is it correct on another DC?

    You can also try Ntdsutil.exe tool to seize the role.

    Using Ntdsutil.exe to Seize or Transfer FSMO Roles to a Domain Controller

    Have a nice day!

    Bob Qin
    Product Support Services
    Microsoft Corporation

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jun 23, 2004
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