Active Directory: Move FSMO roles with PowerShell

By | 15/03/2018

When moving FSMO roles the old fashioned way, you use MMC and move the roles each individually, it takes a little time, but it’s somewhat troublesome.

BUT, this can be achieved much quicker with Powershell 🙂

Here is how to transfer all 5 FSMO roles:

Move-ADDirectoryServerOperationMasterRole -Identity DC01 –OperationMasterRole PDCEmulator,RIDMaster,InfrastructureMaster,SchemaMaster,DomainNamingMaster

Where “DC01” above is the TARGET DC.

Check with netdom command afterwards:


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