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JSI Tip 3509. Another way to locate a FSMO role holder.

In tip 2865 » How do I find what FSMO roles a server owns, we used the ntdsutil.exe tool to identify the FSMO roles that a server owns.

Using the netdom.exe utility, from the Support Tools on the Windows 2000 CD-ROM, you can type:

netdom query fsmo

and receive a display similar to:

Schema owner                JSI001.JSIINC.COM
Domain role owner           JSI001.JSIINC.COM
PDC role                    JSI001.JSIINC.COM
RID pool manager            JSI001.JSIINC.COM
Infrastructure owner        JSI001.JSIINC.COM
The command completed successfully.
You can also start the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in and right-click the domain. Pressing Operations Masters allows to you to view (and transfer) the RID, PDC, and Infrastructure role holders.

NOTE: See tip 2728 » Using Ntdsutil.exe to seize or transfer FSMO roles to a domain controller.

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