3.25. Finding the FSMO Role Holders
You want to find the domain controllers that are acting as one of the FSMO roles.
Using a graphical user interface
For the Schema Master:
Open the Active Directory Schema snap-in.
Right-click on Active Directory Schema in the left pane and select Operations Master.
For the Domain Naming Master:
Open the Active Directory Domains and Trusts snap-in.
Right-click on Active Directory Domains and Trusts in the left pane and select Operations Master.
For the PDC Emulator, RID Master, and Infrastructure Master:
Open the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in.
Make sure you’ve targeted the correct domain.
Right-click on Active Directory Users and Computers in the left pane and select Operations Master.
There are individual tabs for the PDC, RID, and Infrastructure roles.
Using a command-line interface
In the following command, you
can leave out the
<DomainDNSName> option to query the
domain you are currently logged on.
> netdom query fsmo /Domain:<
For some reason, this command returns a “The
parameter is incorrect” error on Windows Server
2003. Until that is resolved, you can use the
server command shown
<Role> can be
> dsquery server -hasfsmo <
' This code prints the FSMO role owners for the specified domain. ' ------ SCRIPT CONFIGURATION ------ strDomain = "
<DomainDNSName>" ' e.g. emea.rallencorp.com ' ------ END CONFIGURATION --------- set objRootDSE ...