Use NETDOM to determine FSMO Roles

Posted On 2009-06-04 by dwirch
Keywords: fsmo role holders easily found netdom
Tags: Active Directory Windows Commandline Tip Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2003 Windows 2000
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The FSMO role holders can be easily found by use of the Netdom command. Netdom.exe is a part of the Windows 2000/XP/2003 Support Tools. You must either download it separately (from here Download Free Windows 2000 Resource Kit Tools) or by obtaining the correct Support Tools pack for your operating system. The Support Tools pack can be found in the \Support\Tools folder on your installation CD.

The Process

  1. On any domain controller, click Start, click Run, type CMD in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. In the Command Prompt window, type netdom query /domain: fsmo (where is the name of YOUR domain).

C:\WINDOWS>netdom query /domain:testfsmo
Schema owner
Domain role owner
PDC role
RID pool manager
Infrastructure owner

The command completed successfully.

Close the CMD window.

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