Transferring FSMO roles using a script

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Tom Bennart, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. Tom Bennart

    Tom Bennart Guest

    I'm looking for a VB script to move FSMO roles like PDC emulator or RID
    master to a another DC.
    So far I found a script to list all role holders but I need to change them.
    Does anybody have a sample?
    Tom Bennart, Nov 23, 2005
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    Neil Ruston Guest

    .... not forgetting that for us dummies, an ntdsutil batch file may suffice :)

    Neil Ruston, Nov 23, 2005
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    David Yeager Guest

    You can use the NTDSUTIL Command:

    Connect to server (taking role)
    Seize PDC
    David Yeager, Nov 23, 2005
  4. Tom Bennart

    Tom Bennart Guest

    Hi Paul,
    I ordered a copy of Robbie Allen's book. It seems to be great. Thanks.

    To Neil and David: I think vbs scripts are more sexy because I can run them
    from a simple workstation without having any tools installed. Moreover I can
    integrate them into my existing scripts. Thank you too.
    Tom Bennart, Nov 23, 2005
  5. It's a very good book. The Windows one is OK too. The Exchange one is also
    very good.
    Paul Williams [MVP], Nov 23, 2005
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