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Can a Windows Server 2003 (stand-a-lone server) get users/passwords/rights and printers from a Windows 2003 PDC on the same network?

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I am a novice at Active Directory. If a Windows Server 2003 is a stand-a-lone server does it have Active Directory and can it obtain users/passwords/rights and printers from a Windows 2003 Server which is the PDC on the network? I want to add a new server to a network and use the Active Directory settings from the PDC but don't know how to configure the new pc to find and use the information.
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by:inbarasan
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Dear sahinman,
You need to promote the Windows 2003 to become a Domain controller. If you are installing this DC as additional domain controller then it would get the AD data replicated across. There won't be any issue

Cheers!
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What do you actually want it to do?

Do you want to be able to use users and groups which are held in AD for authentication? If so, it just needs to be a member of the domain.

Do you want it to act as another domain controller? If so, use dcpromo to promote it.
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The documentation for the software to be installed on the server specifically states: 'Do not configure the server as a Domain Controller'. So, does this mean that all the 'Users' must be manually entered into the server? I think we want to be able to use users and groups which are help in AD for authentication, so how do I configure the new box to be a member of the domain?
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No. Provided that the server is in the same domain as your current AD/PDC, then just join it to the domain as you would for a workstation.

Right-Click on My Computer, pick Properties and go to the Computer Name tab.
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