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Procedure for creating a 2nd domain controller for SBS 2008.
Question: Hello, my main server is a SBS2008, 64 bit box, which is used for login, file server, exchange  etc.

I want to set up a secondary "read only" DC on a server running Windows server 2008 standard, 32 bit which is a member of the same domain as the main server.

I have read some information about this as the following:
One site says to run adprep as follows to start with:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731728(WS.10).aspx
adprep /rodcprep

But other places mention running other adprep commands as well.

Here's a set of instructions I found, but I don't hink it's copmplete:
http://www.elmajdal.net/win2k8/setting_up_an_additional_domain_controller_with_windows_server_2008.aspx

as when I try it, I have authority problems with the commands when I run it on the target 2nd DC.

Does anyone know of a complete set of instructions to do this safely?
As I don't want to frag my main DC.

I take a nightly full backup of both servers anyway, but I'd rather not have to go down the road of restoring servers if I can avoid it
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Thanks, I'll try it out and post back  :)
It looks pretty good so far though.

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Since you are currently running SBS 2008 you will not need to run adprep since you are adding the same version of schema Domain Controller Windows 2008 server.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753720(WS.10).aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc733027(WS.10).aspx
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ah ok thanx, I'll take a good look at that info.
Will post results when it's done.
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This works , thanks  :)
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