Additional Windows 2000 DC on existing Windows 2000 PDC
Posted on 2007-10-18
I Have Small Business Server 2000 with Exchange 2000 running.
I would like to add another Windows 2000 DC to replicate between the two.
I am also going to implement a separate box and move Exchange 2000 to that box.
This will act as a fail over. So, if there is an issue, I will have users authenticate to the secondary box, and still be able to access Exchange on the separate box.
Is this a process whereby I run DCPROMO on the second server and then add it as a Domain Controller for a new domain and call it domain2.local? Would this allow domain1.local and domain2.local with both the same information etc (with replication between the two) to co exist?. So, if there is an issue, from the user workstation, I can simply choose the domain2.local from the list and then authenticate through that server to access exchange on another box?
Is there any special procedures to take into consideration when adding another Windows 2000 DC to an existing Windows 2000 DC environment, in the way how when you are adding a Windows 2003 to an existing Windows 2000 network requires domainprep, adprep and further Exchange 2000 considerations.
Are there anything related to adding a 2000 DC to an existing Windows 2000 PDC?
Thanks for all the help as usual guys.