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Move-ADDirectoryServerOperationMasterRole

Move-ADDirectoryServerOperationMasterRole

Moves operation master roles to an Active Directory directory server.

Syntax

Move-ADDirectoryServerOperationMasterRole [-Identity] <ADDirectoryServer> [-OperationMasterRole] <ADOperationMasterRole[]> [-AuthType {<Negotiate> | <Basic>}] [-Credential <PSCredential>] [-Force] [-PassThru] [-Server <string>] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]
  • Identity

  • OperationMasterRole

  • AuthType

  • Credential

  • Force

  • PassThru

  • Server

  • Confirm

  • WhatIf

Detailed Description

The Move-ADDirectoryServerOperationMasterRole cmdlet moves one or more operation master roles to a directory server. You can move operation master roles to a directory server in a different domain if the credentials are the same in both domains.

The Identity parameter specifies the directory server that receives the roles. You can specify a directory server object by one of the following values:
Name of the server object (name)
Distinguished Name (DN) of the NTDS Settings object
Distinguished Name (DN) of the server object that represents the directory server
GUID (objectGUID) of server object under the configuration partition
GUID (objectGUID) of NTDS settings object under the configuration partition

For AD LDS instances the syntax for the server object name is <computer-name>$<instance-name>. The following is an example of this syntax:
asia-w7-vm4$instance1
When you type this value in Windows PowerShell, you must use the backtick (`) as an escape character for the dollar sign ($). Therefore, for this example, you would type the following:
asia-w7-vm4`$instance1

You can also set the parameter to a directory server object variable, such as $<localDirectoryServerObject>.

The OperationMasterRole parameter specifies the operation master roles to move. Operation roles include PDCEmulator, RIDMaster, InfrastructureMaster, SchemaMaster, or DomainNamingMaster. To specify more than one role, use a comma-separated list.

Parameters

AuthType

Specifies the authentication method to use. Possible values for this parameter include:
Negotiate or 0
Basic or 1

The default authentication method is Negotiate.

A Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection is required for the Basic authentication method.

The following example shows how to set this parameter to Basic.
-AuthType Basic

The following lists the acceptable values for this parameter:

  • Negotiate

  • Basic

Default Value: Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.AuthType.Negotiate

Data Type: ADAuthtype

Attributes

Name Value PSMAML Attribute

Required?

false

required

Variable Length?

false

variableLength

Accept wildcard characters?

false

globbing

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

pipelineInput

Position?

named

position

Value Attributes

Name Value PSMAML Attribute

Required?

true

required

Variable Length?

false

variableLength

Credential

Specifies the user account credentials to use to perform this task. The default credentials are the credentials of the currently logged on user unless the cmdlet is run from an Active Directory PowerShell provider drive. If the cmdlet is run from such a provider drive, the account associated with the drive is the default.

To specify this parameter, you can type a user name, such as "User1" or "Domain01\User01" or you can specify a PSCredential object. If you specify a user name for this parameter, the cmdlet prompts for a password.

You can also create a PSCredential object by using a script or by using the Get-Credential cmdlet. You can then set the Credential parameter to the PSCredential object The following example shows how to create credentials.
$AdminCredentials = Get-Credential "Domain01\User01"

The following shows how to set the Credential parameter to these credentials.
-Credential $AdminCredentials

If the acting credentials do not have directory-level permission to perform the task, Active Directory PowerShell returns a terminating error.

Default Value:

Data Type: PSCredential

Attributes

Name Value PSMAML Attribute

Required?

false

required

Variable Length?

false

variableLength

Accept wildcard characters?

false

globbing

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

pipelineInput

Position?

named

position

Value Attributes

Name Value PSMAML Attribute

Required?

true

required

Variable Length?

false

variableLength

Force

Default Value:

Data Type: SwitchParameter

Attributes

Name Value PSMAML Attribute

Required?

false

required

Variable Length?

false

variableLength

Accept wildcard characters?

false

globbing

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

pipelineInput

Position?

named

position

Value Attributes

Name Value PSMAML Attribute

Required?

false

required

Variable Length?

false

variableLength

Identity

Specifies an Active Directory server object by providing one of the following values. The identifier in parentheses is the LDAP display name for the attribute.

Name of the server object (name)
For AD LDS instances the syntax is of a name is <computer-name>$<instance-name>
Example: asia-w7-vm4$instance1
Note: When you type this value in Windows PowerShell, you must use the backtick (`) as an escape character for the dollar sign ($). Therefore, for the previous example you would type the following: asia-w7-vm4`$instance1
For other Active Directory instances, use the value of the name property
Example: corp-DC01

Distinguished Name of the NTDS Settings object
Example: CN=NTDS Settings,CN=CORP-DC12,CN=Servers,CN=NA-CAN-BC,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=corp,DC=contoso

Distinguished Name of the server object that represents the directory server
Example: CN=CORP-DC12,CN=Servers,CN=NA-CAN-QBC,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=corp,DC=contoso,DC=com

GUID (objectGUID) of server object under the configuration partition
Example: 599c3d2e-f72d-4d20-8a88-030d99495f20

GUID (objectGUID) of NTDS settings object under the configuration partition
Example: 768c44de-f72d-66e0-8a88-0523ca495f20

The cmdlet searches the default naming context or partition to find the object. If two or more objects are found, the cmdlet returns a non-terminating error.

This parameter can also get this object through the pipeline or you can set this parameter to an object instance.

This example shows how to set the parameter to a distinguished name.
-Identity "CN=CORP-DC12,CN=Servers,CN=NA-CAN-QBC,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=corp,DC=contoso,DC=com"

This example shows how to set this parameter to a directory server object instance named "directoryServerInstance".
-Identity $directoryServerInstance

Default Value:

Data Type: ADDirectoryServer

Attributes

Name Value PSMAML Attribute

Required?

true

required

Variable Length?

false

variableLength

Accept wildcard characters?

false

globbing

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

pipelineInput

Position?

1

position

Value Attributes

Name Value PSMAML Attribute

Required?

true

required

Variable Length?

false

variableLength

OperationMasterRole

Specifies one or more operation master roles to move to the specified directory server in Active Directory Domain Services. Possible values for this parameter include:
PDCEmulator or 0
RIDMaster or 1
InfrastructureMaster or 2
SchemaMaster or 3
DomainNamingMaster or 4

To specify multiple operation master roles, use a comma-separated list.

The following example shows how to specify this parameter so that the SchemaMaster and DomainNamingMaster roles are moved.
-OperationMasterRole SchemaMaster, 4

Default Value:

Data Type: ADOperationMasterRole[]

Attributes

Name Value PSMAML Attribute

Required?

true

required

Variable Length?

true

variableLength

Accept wildcard characters?

false

globbing

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

pipelineInput

Position?

2

position

Value Attributes

Name Value PSMAML Attribute

Required?

true

required

Variable Length?

true

variableLength

PassThru

Returns the new or modified object. By default (i.e. if -PassThru is not specified), this cmdlet does not generate any output.

Default Value:

Data Type: SwitchParameter

Attributes

Name Value PSMAML Attribute

Required?

false

required

Variable Length?

false

variableLength

Accept wildcard characters?

false

globbing

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

pipelineInput

Position?

named

position

Value Attributes

Name Value PSMAML Attribute

Required?

false

required

Variable Length?

false

variableLength

Server

Specifies the Active Directory Domain Services instance to connect to, by providing one of the following values for a corresponding domain name or directory server. The service may be any of the following: Active Directory Lightweight Domain Services, Active Directory Domain Services or Active Directory Snapshot instance.
Domain name values:
Fully qualified domain name
Examples: corp.contoso.com
NetBIOS name
Example: CORP

Directory server values:
Fully qualified directory server name
Example: corp-DC12.corp.contoso.com
NetBIOS name
Example: corp-DC12
Fully qualified directory server name and port
Example: corp-DC12.corp.contoso.com:3268

The default value for the Server parameter is determined by one of the following methods in the order that they are listed:
-By using Server value from objects passed through the pipeline.
-By using the server information associated with the Active Directory PowerShell provider drive, when running under that drive.
-By using the domain of the computer running Powershell.

The following example shows how to specify a full qualified domain name as the parameter value.
-Server "corp.contoso.com"

Default Value: See notes

Data Type: string

Attributes

Name Value PSMAML Attribute

Required?

false

required

Variable Length?

false

variableLength

Accept wildcard characters?

false

globbing

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

pipelineInput

Position?

named

position

Value Attributes

Name Value PSMAML Attribute

Required?

true

required

Variable Length?

false

variableLength

Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command.

Default Value:

Data Type: SwitchParameter

Attributes

Name Value PSMAML Attribute

Required?

false

required

Variable Length?

true

variableLength

Accept wildcard characters?

false

globbing

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

pipelineInput

Position?

named

position

Value Attributes

Name Value PSMAML Attribute

Required?

false

required

Variable Length?

false

variableLength

WhatIf

Describes what would happen if you executed the command without actually executing the command.

Default Value:

Data Type: SwitchParameter

Attributes

Name Value PSMAML Attribute

Required?

false

required

Variable Length?

true

variableLength

Accept wildcard characters?

false

globbing

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

pipelineInput

Position?

named

position

Value Attributes

Name Value PSMAML Attribute

Required?

false

required

Variable Length?

false

variableLength

Input Type

Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.ADDirectoryServer


A directory server object is received by the Identity parameter.

Return Type

None or Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.ADDirectoryServer


Returns the modified directory server object when the PassThru parameter is specified. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.

Notes


  • This cmdlet does not work with an Active Directory Snapshot.
    This cmdlet does not work with a read-only domain controller.


Examples

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 1 --------------------------

Command Prompt: C:\PS>
Move-ADDirectoryServerOperationMasterRole "FABRIKAM-DC1" PDCEmulator

Move the PDC Emulator role to the Domain Controller "FABRIKAM-DC1".

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 2 --------------------------

Command Prompt: C:\PS>
Move-ADDirectoryServerOperationMasterRole -Identity "FABRIKAM-DC2" -OperationMasterRole PDCEmulator,SchemaMaster

Move the PDC Emulator and Schema Master roles to the Domain Controller "FABRIKAM-DC2".

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 3 --------------------------

Command Prompt: C:\PS>
Move-ADDirectoryServerOperationMasterRole Fabrikam-DC`$instance1 -OperationMasterRole schemaMaster -server Fabrikam-DC:50000

Move the schema master FSMO owner to the AD LDS instance "instance1' on the server "Fabrikam-DC".

See Also

Reference

Move-ADDirectoryServer

Other Resources

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