List and transfer FSMO Roles in Active Directory Forest

This tip explains the way to check FSMO Roles availability in an Active Directory Forest environment.

FSMO (Flexible Single Master Operations) Roles are very critical for Active Directory to run smoothly. As part of the daily Active Directory health tasks, you need to run several command lines tools or customized scripts to check the status of various Active Directory components which includes checking availability of the FSMO Roles.

To check the availability of FSMO Roles in an Active Directory environment, you can run following command line tools (available by default with Operating System installation):

To get the list of FSMO Roles using NetDom command line tool, run the following command:

Netdom Query FSMO

To transfer FSMO roles:

Move-ADDirectoryServerOperationMasterRole -Identity DC06 -OperationMasterRole PDCEmulator, RIDMaster, InfrastructureMaster

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