After about a month of on and off development I am proud to say that
Sometimes you will need to do a checkup on an Active Directory Domain to see what the previous computer monkey did.
Check out the FSMO roles to see where everything is pointing:
From MS KB:
- Click Start, click Run, type cmd in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
- Type ntdsutil, and then press ENTER.
- Type domain management, and then press ENTER.
- Type connections, and then press ENTER.
- Type connect to server ServerName, where ServerName is the Name of the Domain Controller you would like to view, and then press ENTER.
- Type quit, and then press ENTER.
- Type select operation target, and then press ENTER.
- Type list roles for connected server, and then press ENTER.
OR if you have the Support Tools loaded:
DCdiag /test:Knowsofroleholders /v
The check Domain with the nifty tool DCdiag from the Support Tools
dcdiag /v /f:output.txt
Make sure everything passes the test.
Check out Active Directory Sites and Services for replication time and global cataloging.
Roll-on with your day praying not to have to *ever *fix a Active Directory Domain again.