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Active Directory® Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William Stanek

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Maintaining Operations Masters

As an administrator, you’ll perform a number of tasks to help maintain operations masters throughout the Active Directory forest. To help recover operations masters quickly, you may want to prepare standby operations masters. To ensure proper operations, you may need to reduce an operations master’s workload. In the event of catastrophic failure, you may need to forcibly transfer an operations master role.

Preparing Standby Operations Masters

Operations master roles are critical to proper forest and domain function. When you install Active Directory and create the first domain controller in a new forest, all five roles are assigned to that domain controller. As you add domains, the first domain controller you install ...

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