The location of the CMS master is found by looking up a Service Connection Point (SCP) in Active Directory. You can check the Service Connection Point in AD using ADSIEDIT. It is found at the following location CN=Topology Settings, CN=RTC Service, CN=Services, DC=<domain>.
- Open ADSIEDIT and connect to the “Configuration” container.
- Navigate to the following path then right click and select “Properties”:
- Find the msRTCSIP-BackEndServer attribute – this is the SQL server FQDN that hosts the CMS master. It could be a Standard Edition Front End server, or SQL backed server for an Enterprise Pool
Same info can be get by running get-csManagementconnection
Cheers for pointing this out. I was coming from the perspective of checking this during install. Had the error “Cannot find location of Central Management Store in Active Directory.”