Tag Archives: domain controller

Active Directory Partitions

By | November 7, 2020

Microsoft Active Directory as a whole is huge. There are many interconnected mechanisms run in order to let AD do what it does. There are many things in Active Directory which runs in background and we rarely come across it. Active Directory Partitions are one of them. AD Partitions basically arrange and segregate the data… Read More »

Understanding FSMO Roles – 10: difference between transferring and seizing roles

By | July 22, 2020

This is the last theoretical topic in FSMO Roles series. I hope till this point you have understood what FSMO roles are. In production environment, we can’t have one machine for something forever. Similarly we can’t have one FSMO role, whether it’s forest level or domain level, on one Domain Controller forever. Movement of existing… Read More »

Understanding FSMO Roles – 9: find current role holders and best way to place them

By | July 11, 2020

In last post, we have discussed about the last domain level FSMO role – the PDC Emulator. Hope you are now clear about all FSMO roles and their functions. In this part, I am going to cover the recommended FSMO roles placement. How to find current FSMO roles holders? If we have large number of… Read More »

Understanding FSMO Roles – 8: PDC Emulator

By | July 3, 2020

In last post, we have discussed about RID Master. In this post we will understand the 3rd and last domain level role, the PDC (Primary Domain Controller) Emulator which is undoubtedly the most important role. Most of you must be thinking that when every DC has the same authority in Active Directory, why this role… Read More »

Understanding FSMO Roles – 7: RID Master

By | June 26, 2020

In last post, we have discussed about Infrastructure Master. In this post, we will understand the 2nd Domain level role – the RID (Relative IDentifier) Master. RID Master is mainly responsible to create SID (Security IDentifier) for each and every objects in Active Directory. So before understanding RID, we first need to understand SID. Let’s… Read More »