Solved

Offline Primary Domain Controller

Posted on 2007-03-20
3
295 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-05
I would like to setup an additional domain controller.

I am using Windows 2000 Adv Server. I would like very detailed step by step instructions on how to get this additional domain controller to kick in if the primary server goes down.

I have already successfully run the dcpromo and have dns running on the secondary server. If I unplug the primary server what else needs to be done are their roles that need to be seized first.

Basically I would like to have a detailed procedure that will instruct me into how to conduct business if my primary server goes offline.

Thanks,
0
Comment
Question by:zyanj
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
KCTS earned 125 total points
ID: 18756724
Make sure that the second DC is configured as a Global Catalog Server and Also has DNS and (if it is being used) DHCP installed. If DHCP is set up them you must make sure both DHCP Servers are set up with appropriate scopes and not giving duplicate addresses.

You also need to make sure that clients have the address on one DC as the Preffered DNS Server and the other as the Alternate DNS Server.

Once you have sone this is the first server goes down then you will need to move the FSMO roles

If you are planning a shutdown of the first DC then you should transfer the FSMO roles to the other DC. The transfer is a clean option to move the roles. Only if a DC goes down unexpectedly should you seize the roles as this is an 'unclean' process which may result in some data loss.

see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324801 and http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255504


0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This article runs through the process of deploying a single EXE application selectively to a group of user.
Last week, our Skyport webinar on “How to secure your Active Directory” (https://www.experts-exchange.com/videos/5810/Webinar-Is-Your-Active-Directory-as-Secure-as-You-Think.html?cid=Gene_Skyport) provided 218 attendees with a step-by-step guide for…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
Are you ready to implement Active Directory best practices without reading 300+ pages? You're in luck. In this webinar hosted by Skyport Systems, you gain insight into Microsoft's latest comprehensive guide, with tips on the best and easiest way…

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question