There is no need to go to Directory Services Restore mode for this task. You
also want to be on-line with DC. The DC on which you will perform operation
master seizure will first try to transfer the role. Since it won't be able
to contact DC that had this roles till now, it will seize them (one at the
time as you put in the commands) and notify any other DC running in
"Spin" <Spinspin.com> wrote in message news:2kqs6lF5aaeuU1uni-berlin.de...> Gurus,
> I have been studying Windows Server 2003. Say you have an operations
> which is off-line due to a lengthy hardware failure, such as the Schema
> Master, and you want to seize that role onto another DC. Two questions:
> 1) To seize the role, one needs to restart a DC in Directory Services
> Restore mode and run NTDSUTIL, correct?
> 2) And when one runs NTDSUTIL on the DC in Directory Services Restore
> should the DC itself be connected or NOT connected to the network?