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How to: Change the current Schema Master in Windows 2008 R2

Today I had to perform an Active Directory upgrade. I installed some new Windows 2008 R2 domain controllers. After a succesfull installation, I wanted to transfer the FSMO roles to the new domain controller(s). Four of the five went well, but how to transfer the Schema Master…?? There was no MMC snap-in available! This is the trick…

1.) Open a command prompt
2.) Type the command: regsvr32 schmmgmt.dll
3.) Open the Microsoft Management Console (mmc)
4.) Add the following snap-in: Active Directory Schema
5.) Right-click on the snap-in and select Change Active Directory Domain Controller
6.) Select one of the new installed domain controllers
7.) Right-click again and slect Operations Master
8.) Hit Change and select OK
9.) The Schema Master role is now transfered to the domain controller
10.) Check all the FSMO roles with the following command netdom /query FSMO