Seize FSMO Roles – Windows Server 2012

This article will show you how to seize FSMO roles on Windows Server 2012 R2.

Just as a reminder Windows Sever Active Directory contain 5 roles:

Schema master

Domain naming master

Relative ID (RID) master

PDC emulator

Infrastructure master

To seize the FSMO roles start the cmd line tool:





Connect to server SERVERNAME.DOMAIN

Next type one or all the lines below to seize the role or roles needed to seize (type all 5 If you need to seize all roles).

seize pdc

seize rid master

seize infrastructure master

seize schema master

seize domain naming master