Finding the Operations Master Role Holders

Updated: February 28, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic explains how to use the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell to find the operations master (also known as flexible single master operations or FSMO) role holders.

The following example demonstrates how to find the operations master role holders for the forest or domain:

Get-ADForest | FT SchemaMaster,DomainNamingMaster


Get-ADDomain | FT PDCEmulator,RIDMaster,InfrastructureMaster

For a full explanation of the parameters that you can pass to GetADForest or Get-ADDomain, at the Active Directory module command prompt, type Get-Help GetADForest –detailed or Get-Help GetADDomain –detailed, and then press ENTER.

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