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Hi guys
I have windows 2003 server working as DC +GC and have one more additional domain controller. I want to do load balance between both of them. in case one not working or failed other one will cover it.
DC is also working as DHCP server
both servers also working file servers + DNS
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Question by:Ahmed Abdel Salam
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as you already have once additional DC installed things makes things bit easy for you just make the other DC also the GC and install the DHCP other than the scope of the first DHCP server so clients can get ip from any of the DHCP server and in the first DHCP server give the dc 1 dns as primary and the additional domain controller as secondary. now go to the second DHCP and make the DNS installed in the additional domain controller as primary DNS and the the main DC as secondary DNS for load balancing. make sure the DNS in the secondary DNS installed in the addtional DC is pointing to itself for DNS resolution.
For testing you can bring down the first DC and still your users will be able to get authenticated and have DNS and DHCP services.

Hope ths helps
Cheers:)
Kamal
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