Windows 2003 server as a BDC
Posted on 2005-05-05
I am running windows 2003 server ( Standard edition ) on a small domain as the primary domain controller. I would like to implement a sceneario where if the DC went down another BDC running server 2003 standard would take over whilst the PDC was down for maintenance. Is this possible please with 2003 Standard. I looked at clusters but this would be a bit high end for us.
The second part of the question is if this is possible would the backup server have to have the same no of cals as the PDC as it would only be used when the Main Server was offline
I am a bit new to this so If what I say needs any further explaination please ask.