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Transfer FSMO Roles

  1. Log into the old DC. Go to start, run, type ntdsutil
  2. Type roles – hit enter
  3. Type connections – hit enter
  4. Type connect to servers “servername” (server name is the name of the server your transferring to)
  5. Type 8 – hit enter
  6. Transfer “role” (role will be the following: PDC, RID master, Schema master, Infrastructure master, Domain name master.)
  7. Check to see if FSMO roles have transferred (netdom query FSMO)
  8. MUST wait a minimum of 24 hours to allow full replication of domain before DC promo old server. DC promo is the very last step