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Steps to create an additional Domain Controller in Windows 2003 environment

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I want to create a 2nd Domain Controller in my existing domain (the current level is Windows 2003).  Can someone provide the general steps to doing this.  More specifically, before I create this new DC, do I need to install DNS Server on this server first before starting the dcpromo wizard?  Any help would be appreciated, because I've gotten some conflicting info and want to be very clear.
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Hi,

You are pretty much set to just run DCpromo on the box, but just so you have the MS steps:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc759620(WS.10).aspx

HTH

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MightSW's URL says yes you need DNS and yes you should. :)  Nothing to it really.  You're installing another 2k3 server or 2k8?  With 2k8 you have to prep the AD schema beforehand (not tough.)
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Thanks for the info.  It had been a while since I've done a dcpromo and worked on our Domain, so I just wanted a refresher.

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No problem.  Glad we could help!
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