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BDC and PDC Domain Controller

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We have two server 2008 standerd and they are diffrent side suppose one is mumbai and second is delhi now i want to make mumbai  domain as a BDC and second one is primary so please tell me how should i?? and both are server replicate between each to other  itself.
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BDC isn't used anymore,
In a 2008 Domain we only talk about Operation Master,
You can change that by AD users and computers, right click your domain name and select 'operation master'
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That's right. Now, there are no PDC and BDC. Everything what you want to do is transfer FSMO from one server to another and make it also Global Catalog. Then you have "BDC as PDC" and "PDC as BDC" :)

How to ... you can find here

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc778806(WS.10).aspx
http://www.petri.co.il/transferring_fsmo_roles.htm
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means once i created bdc domain i want to change some setting on bdc domain like going on oprational domain and change location to primary domain

is that right??
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Sorry, I need description because I don't understand :(
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Like everyone has said there is not a PDC or BDC anymore all DCs are multi-master systems. If you want to move your FSMO roles over to another DC iSiek has supplied the steps.

Now root domain and children domains are different then PDC and BDC maybe you are talking about that.
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see my planing is i want create one primary domain controller in one location and second server is another location that is backup domain controller (only read only copy of database) now they both servers should sync between each to other suppose if i m creating one user  on PDC the user should be sync with BDC and user login able to login in BDC network and thats i want only.so please suggest me step of making BDC domain.
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Here are the step by step guides on adding an additional Domain Controller. The read-only option is not a good option if you want to ever failover to the secondary DC if you primary goes down. You want to just add an additional DC.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc733027(WS.10).aspx

This is for 2003 but the same steps are for 2008.

http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_install_active_directory_replica_on_windows_2003.htm

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thanks for your comments..

Now i have configured my BDC and PDC but when i m go to on BDC to Replicate with PDC usinf following step its showing error that is the RPC server is unavilible

Active Directory site and services >Default Site>Server>(my pdc server name)ABC>NTDS setting>RODC Application(Right click and replication now button)
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Run dcdiag to check for errors.

Make sure you are only pointing to internal DNS servers.
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Now my both two server are Replicate between each to other but while my main server down second server will not able log in and also users.
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Make sure you have the second server as a Globa Catalog.
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yes my second server is Global Catlog
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When you DC that holds the FSMO roles goes down you will see this type of issues.

Make sure you are pointing the second DC to itself for DNS as primary
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thank u
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