In preparation of doing some Group Policy related things, I decided to extend my Home Lab AD infrastructure running on Windows Server 2003, with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008R2 domain controllers.
Because at some stage I want to get rid of the Windows 2003 Server I also moved the FSMO roles from the Windows 2003 domain controller to the Windows 2008 domain controller.
I used the steps described in the “Transferring FSMO roles” article. Additional information can also be found in the “How to view and transfer FSMO roles in Windows Server 2003” article.
By searching documentation on how to move FSMO roles, I found the FSMO Roles utility from dovestones software,, that simply shows you who owns the FSMO roles within your current AD infrastructure.
Those who prefer scripts use the code described in “How to Find the FSMO Role Owners Using ADSI and WSH”.
2 Replies to “Finding FSMO Role Owners”
Hi Alex, Glad you found FSMO Roles (the program) useful, your readers can download a free copy of FSMO Roles from our web site . The program has also been updated recently. All the best.
Detailed information of FSMO Roles are included in the article given below. It helps you understand about FSMo Roles and all the steps required to Transfer or Seize FSMO Roles