SBS server 2008 - additional domain controller

Hi,

I have a site running SBS server 2008 which is their sole domain controller. For redundancy purposes I want to add another server to perform the DC role. Can the 2nd server be a Windows Server 2008 Standard server ?

Thanks in advance.
saliyamAsked:
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Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
Yes, it cannot be other SBS only. But 2008 Standard and above are proper
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Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
and short article to prove that it's ok ;)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708131(WS.10).aspx
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Coast-ITCommented:
Yes, rules of SBS ;

Only one SBS per forest
Must be the first DC in a forest
Must hold all of the FSMO Roles
75 users

Apart from this you can add servers to your heart's content.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Coast-IT left out one important rule - NO TRUSTS.  And technically, it doesn't have to be the first DC in the forest... but in general, it SHOULD BE.
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saliyamAuthor Commented:
Many thanks for your input.
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