I've never had occasion to do this until now...
I need to place a DC over in a remote site so we can have a remote copy of our AD database. This site is used for Disaster Recovery. We are also placing an Exchange and SQL server there as well.
the server is over at the site.
I've created a secondary site in AD sites and Services
Created the new subnet and created a site link giving it a weight of 125 (a bit higher than our default 100)
My question is this:
I have not yet done a DCPROMO on the remote box for fear that i will wipe out my exisitng AD database....perhaps irational but i value my job :)
My fear is that when my production DCs see the new remote DC, they'll assume that his blank databse is the most current....
should i have anything to fear regarding running DCPROMO on the remote?