Keep Windows on time (non-domain-joined)

If your PC isn’t joined to a Windows domain, this is a great little script to keep the clock up-to-date on Windows 7/8/8.1/10. The default time server, time.windows.com, is fine, but this solution provides a more 'open' alternative. This works great for a new brand-new setup where the time zone hasn’t been set yet.

  1. Open a new cmd prompt in elevated mode.
  2. Copy+paste the following into your command prompt (change the time zone in the first line to fit your needs).
    tzutil /s ‚Äúcentral standard time”

    sc config w32time start= delayed-auto

    net start w32time

    w32tm /config /update /manualpeerlist:”0.us.pool.ntp.org,0x1 1.us.pool.ntp.org,0x1 2.us.pool.ntp.org,0x1 3.us.pool.ntp.org,0x1″ /syncfromflags:manual

    net stop w32time && net start w32time

    timeout /t 5 /nobreak && w32tm /resync

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Move (Transferring or Seizing) FSMO Roles with AD-Powershell Command to Another Domain Controller

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Move (Transferring or Seizing) FSMO Roles with AD-Powershell Command to Another Domain Controller

Moving the FSMO roles with the AD PowerShell has the following advantages:

It must not first connect to the future Domain Controller role holders are made.
Only the Seizing (role holder is offline) the FSMO roles will require an additional parameter, you must use -Force parameter.
Transferring or Seizing the FSMO roles must not necessarily the role holder or the future role holder be conducted. You can run AD-Powershell command from Windows 7 Client or Windows Server 2008 R2 memeber Server (after RSAT installed).

The FSMO roles are moved using the Move-ADDirectoryServerOperationMasterRole to another Domain Controller.

h/t TechNet Wiki