Configure 2K3 Domain Controller at one Site, then move to another?
Posted on 2007-08-06
I'm currently getting ready to install and configure 4 new Win2K3 R2 Standard domain controllers for some of my remote locations. These locations are connected via 1.5mb links, and don't have any 'servers' currently. They are all on different subnets, connected via VPN. The servers will be domain controllers, as well as DHCP servers, DNS and WINS servers, and host some DFS shares.
I do not currently have any sites in Active Directory Sites and Services for these subnets. The question I have is, am I safe to set up these domain controllers in the local site, configure DNS and WINS (not DHCP) and set up the DFS shares to replicate in the local site? Once I take the domain controllers to their real homes, is it as easy as creating a site for that location/subnet and dragging and dropping the server between sites? Will the DNS, DFS and so on replication continue to work?