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:
Domain Naming 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
All done, all five roles have been moved.