I recently came across NetWrix, a software company that specializes in system administration tools and utilities. They seem to really have hit a niche that has been a pain point for many administrators over the years. Whats even better is that NetWrix offers free versions of several of their products and not just limited evaluations either.
I can never seem to remember the exact syntax on how to transfer the Active Directory FSMO roles and I seem to spend quite a bit of time looking up the commands. So I thought I would write up a quick article on how to transfer those ‘pesky’ FSMO roles.
I encountered a missing NETLOGON folder during a domain controller replacement. I was able to rebuild the NETLOGON folder by setting a single registry value. The full scenario is as follows: