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Adding a second domain controller to SBS 2003 with a hardware VPN

Can anyone give me any advice or reading material/guides on adding a Windows 2003 box as second domain controller in a SBS 2003 in a remote office over VPN?

Also, as the remote office is in another country and i will be heading out there does anything need to be done to the SBS 2003 box here first?
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cam-eAuthor Commented:
Also, the SBS 2003 is R2 standard and the new win 2003 is just standard
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vico1CIOCommented:
You mean Member server.
As long as it was joined properly, there is no reason why it would not work.
1.- Add a server account like you do for the Workstation
2.-You must join it using http:// SBSserver/connectcomputer
3.- You can then install AD in the new server.

Vico1
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cam-eAuthor Commented:
There is nothing else needed to prep the domain first or anything like that?
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vico1CIOCommented:
Sometimes you may get the flag to run adprep /forestprep&domainprep the system would let you know if you need to.
If so this is a link that explains the prep procedure.
http://www.smallbizserver.net/Default.aspx?tabid=266&articleType=ArticleView&articleId=221
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cam-eAuthor Commented:
Thanks. that helps a lot. Does it matter if the windows server 2003 is not R2?
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vico1CIOCommented:
You may need to run Adprep / Domain & ForestPrep in which case the system would let you know when you run the AD setup.
If so this is a link with details how to run Adprep:  
http://www.smallbizserver.net/Default.aspx?tabid=266&articleType=ArticleView&articleId=221
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vico1CIOCommented:
Sorry for the previous response.
I have done it in Both. The adprep tool is different with different version that's why you must get it from the actual SBS Installation CD.

Good luck!
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cam-eAuthor Commented:
im confused! :)

That link says to use the tool from the windows 2003 Cd tool...

"You will need the second R2 CD from the plain Windows 2003 R2 server media kit and use that on the SBS server. "

So i guess i am wondering what tool do i use? I am not sure if the new server is R2 either as it is in another country and i arent there yet!

Any help is appreciated.

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vico1CIOCommented:
NO Don't be confuse,
I was answering In conjunction on what you stated that you have.
You stated " adding a Windows 2003 box as second domain controller in a SBS 2003 "
If you are adding a windows 2003 R2 then you need to run the toll from the newest OS.
Sorry for the confusion.

Vico1
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