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Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

You're reading from  Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

Product type Book
Published in Nov 2021
Publisher Packt
ISBN-13 9781801070393
Pages 780 pages
Edition 3rd Edition
Author (1):
Dishan Francis Dishan Francis
Profile icon Dishan Francis

Table of Contents (22) Chapters

Preface 1. Active Directory Fundamentals 2. Active Directory Domain Services 2022 3. Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure 4. Active Directory Domain Name System 5. Placing Operations Master Roles 6. Migrating to Active Directory 2022 7. Managing Active Directory Objects 8. Managing Users, Groups, and Devices 9. Designing the OU Structure 10. Managing Group Policies 11. Active Directory Services – Part 01 12. Active Directory Services – Part 02 13. Active Directory Certificate Services 14. Active Directory Federation Services 15. Active Directory Rights Management Services 16. Active Directory Security Best Practices 17. Advanced AD Management with PowerShell 18. Hybrid Identity 19. Active Directory Audit and Monitoring 20. Other Books You May Enjoy
21. Index

Moving FSMO roles

In the Active Directory setup, sometimes, FSMO roles will need to be moved from one domain controller to another. Here, I have listed a few scenarios where it will be necessary to consider FSMO roles transfers:

  • Active Directory upgrades: When there is the requirement for an Active Directory upgrade, first we need to introduce the new domain controllers to the existing setup and then move the FSMO roles. After that, the domain controllers that run older versions can be decommissioned.
  • Active Directory logical and physical topology: When installing the first domain controller in the infrastructure, it will automatically hold all five FSMO roles. But, based on the Active Directory topology design, the roles can be transferred to ideal locations, as discussed in the previous section. This can be based on the initial design or an extended design.
  • Performance and reliability issues: FSMO role owners are responsible for specific tasks in an Active...
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