A nice and simple blog post today, based on finding out where your FSMO roles lie, using just the command prompt. This is useful in a couple of different situations, namely:
- You don’t want to spend a long time using MMCs / Active Directory Users and Computers to figure out where each of the FSMO roles are.
- You don’t have easy access to MMCs – for example you are using Windows Server 2008 Core
This command works on both Windows Server 2003 as well as Server 2008 / R2.
Simply type the following in your command prompt window on one of your domain controllers:
netdom query fsmo
Your output should be something like the following, listing the servers which hold each FSMO role.