Setting up Back up DC
Posted on 2004-08-24
hi I have a PDC on my Network. for this PDC following Settings.
Windows 2000 Advance Server.
Dns Server installed on the Same Box
IP is 192.168.0.209 for this BOX
My Domain Netbiois name is skynetcorp and Dns name is Skynet.local
IN Dns Server I entered a Zone named skynet.local.
IN all the Clients I am using 192.168.0.209 as Primary DNS Address(I added my ISP DNS under forwarders in DNS Server)
So Far Somehow I manage my PDC to work with all the client having no problems.
Now What if my PDC crashes?
There is another Computer on Network. I Ran DCPROMO on it and it has all the user names and OU's in it as well. this means this box is something like BDC? if my PDC Crashes will this Computer Take Over?
if yes then what about DNS. all the clients are using 192.168.0.209 as Primart DNS Address. and the Other Box does not even have DNS Server installed.
Please Advise what should I do on my second Box if my PDC Crashes.