You may be familiar with the traditional ways to transfer FSMO [ Flexible Single Operation Masters ] roles but how about by using PowerShell ? By now you should just know that PowerShell can do everything the GUI can do … well at least that is the way it feels to me.
As we know that we have five operation masters as listed below [ Two per Active Directory forest ( 1,2 ) and three per Active Directory domain (3,4 and 5 ) ]
- Schema Master
- Domain Naming Master
- Domain PDC Emulator Master
- Infrastructure Master
- RID Master
In order to assist admins with FSMO moving I have made a simple script which simplifies the moving of FSMO.
All you need is to pick the option represents the operation master you want to move and assign a target domain controller and all is done.
In addition , I have added an option that allowed you to move all operation masters in a single action ( Option 7 ) and another option to query for the Operation Masters holders ( Option 1 ) .