Transfer FSMO roles Windows Server 2012 R2

In this KB I’ll show you how to move the five FSMO roles from one Active Directory domain controller to another.

In total there are five roles:

RID

PID

Infrastructure

Domain Naming Master

Schema Master

We start with the transfer of the RID, PID and Infrastructure roles.

Open Active Directory users and computers -> Right click and select Operations Masters

On each click on the Role Tab and click on Change

Next we will transfer the Domain Naming Master

Open Active Directory Domain and Trusts -> Right Click and Click on Operations Masters

Click on Change

To transfer the Domain Naming Master click on run and type:

regsvr32 schmmgmt.dll, and then click OK

Click OK again

Next Open MMC and open the Active Directory Schema console

Right Click and Select Operations Masters

Click change

All done, all five roles have been moved.