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adding a terminal server to a windows 2003 sbs domain as an additional domain controller

Hi...i have seen partial answers to some of my questions on the site but am hoping someone can put ot altogether for me in one nice compact package!  I currently have a windows 2003 sbs server (pre R2) running.  
I needed to add a terminal server the the network.  This is what i have done so far. ...

installed windows 2003 standard server on a new server and installed and licensed terminal server

what do i do next?... i want to add the 2003 server to my sbsdomain as an additional domain controller.  first of all what do i need to do to achieve this and secondly is it a good idea?
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gerpaqit
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Adding a Terminal Server to a SBS environment requires a few special considerations. I recommend you read Microsoft's white paper on doing so:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/5/2/75219da3-8c11-496c-978f-e6892762e874/ADS_TermServ.doc
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Robbie_LeggettCommented:
Here is a great document. The 3rd link down is that doc:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/sbs/techinfo/administration/default.mspx
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Same document
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gerpaqitAuthor Commented:
thanks guys....this is one of the documents i had come across.unfortunatloey it seems to dela more with actually installing t server and then joining that server tot he existing domain as a client  as opposed to joining as an additional domain controller.... ..
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Robbie_LeggettCommented:
It is advisable to join the server as a member rather than a DC though.

RobWill, sorry, you're obviously a bit quicker than me. :-)
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
In your question you stated; "I currently have a windows 2003 sbs server (pre R2) running.  I needed to add a terminal server the the network."

If this is what you want to do, it's pretty straight forward, but important how you join the domain. On the SBS open the server management console, on the menu to the left select "Server Computers", choose "Set up Server Computers", follow the wizard (server should have a static IP), then from the new terminal server, in a web browsed enter:
http://YourSBSName/connectcomputer  and follow the wizard, pointing to your new server name, when asked. This will automatically configure domain membership, Remote Web Workplace, user permissions, group policy, firewalls, etc.

If you want to add a second domain controller please advise. It is an extremely bad idea to make a domain controller a terminal server as well.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Not this time Robbie_Leggett :-)
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gerpaqitAuthor Commented:
just to be absolutely clear.... u guys are saying it is not recommended to use a 2nd server which primary function is to be a terminal server to be an additional domain controller?  that is not really too much of a big deal ... i just thought it would add extra redundancy....
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Correct, you should not be giving users access to a Domain Controller in any way. This can be a security risk. As a matter of fact it used to be, and I assume still is, that there are a couple of "hacks" required to even make it work if it were necessary for some reason to do so.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Thanks gerpaqit.
Cheers !
--Rob
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