Export (0) Print
Expand All

Identify the schema master

Updated: May 1, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To identify the schema master

Using the Windows interface

  1. Open the Active Directory Schema snap-in.

  2. In the console tree, right-click Active Directory Schema, and then click Operations Master.

  3. Under Current Schema Master, view the current schema operations master.

Notes

  • Performing this task does not require you to have administrative credentials. Therefore, as a security best practice, consider performing this task as a user without administrative credentials.

  • To open the Active Directory Schema snap-in, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Schema.

  • Each forest has only one schema master. To identify the schema master in a different forest, target the appropriate forest before clicking Operations Master.

  • If the Active Directory Schema snap-in is not installed, see Related Topics.

Using a command line

  1. Open Command Prompt.

  2. Type:

    dsquery server –hasfsmo schema

 

Value Description

-hasfsmo

Finds the domain controller (server object) that currently holds the requested operations master role.

schema

Requests the schema master of the forest.

Notes

  • Performing this task does not require you to have administrative credentials. Therefore, as a security best practice, consider performing this task as a user without administrative credentials.

  • To open a command prompt, click Start, point to All programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command prompt.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also

Was this page helpful?
(1500 characters remaining)
Thank you for your feedback

Community Additions

ADD
Show:
© 2014 Microsoft