Transferring FSMO roles
FSMO or Flexible Single Master Operations is a specialized domain controller set of tasks. Specialized tasks can be spread to several servers, but only one server can act as FSMO at a specific time.
Transfer FSMO roles with ntdsutil.exe
FSMO roles in the Active Directories can be transferred by using either the admin tools (with GUI) or using ntdsutil.exe as follows:
connect to server <em>Target-Server
transfer domain naming master
transfer infrastructure master
transfer rid master
transfer schema master
Use netdom query fsmo to make the result visible!