Adding an additional Domain Controller at a remote location
Posted on 2009-05-11
I've seen a lot of discussion and even step-by-step walkthroughs of how to add an additional DC at a remote location. However, I can't get past Step 1 of the Active Directory installation because the DC-to-be isn't logged into the domain. That is, after all, exactly what I'm trying to setup-- the ability for computers at this office to actually log into the domain at our main office. Is it possible to promote this machine to DC from here, or will I need to physically move it to the main office first (which would be a literal pain in my back)?
Both the existing DC and this DC-to-be are Dell PowerEdge servers running Windows Server 2003 R2 (sp2). The existing DC is Enterprise Edition, this new one is Standard.
They're both also running SQL Server 2005, and I when I get this DC issue worked out, I want to setup transactional replication (but if I have problems with that after this issue is resolved, I promise I'll post it in a separate question!).