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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

Seizing FSMO roles

In the previous section, I explained how to transfer FSMO roles from one domain controller to another. But there are certain situations where we will not be able to transfer the FSMO roles, such as the following:

  • Hardware failures: If the domain controller that holds the FSMO roles failed due to hardware issues and there is no other way to bring it back online using a backup/DR solution, we need to use the seize method to recover FSMO roles
  • System operation issues: If the domain controller has issues, such as operating system corruption, viruses, malware, or file corruption, it may not be allowed to transfer the FSMO role to another domain controller, which will also lead to an FSMO role seize
  • Forcefully removed domain controller: If the FSMO role holder is forcefully decommissioned using the /forceremoval command, we need to use the seize method from any other available domain controller to recover FSMO roles

The FSMO role seize...

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