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:
It’s best practice to have two DC’s and then it’s advisable to split the FSMO between theesew two:
Place the following roles on a DC01:
Place the forest roles on a DC02:
So on DC02 run:
Move-ADDirectoryServerOperationMasterRole -Identity DC02 –OperationMasterRole SchemaMaster,DomainNamingMaster
So things look like this: