Active Directory: Move FSMO roles with PowerShell
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: