I am adding a new DC to an existing 2003 forest. Existing has 1 GC and 5 DC's at branch offices connected over MPLS WAN. We use Sites and services to replicate changes. Do I join domain at main site, run dcpromo and let AD replicate, then change IP subnet and setup sites for AD replication...or I have the option of hanging new server off a local firewall and running dcpromo from the new subnet. I thought this might try to pull AD from a BO.. Hope question and explanation is sufficient..Thanks in advance
I would probably just run DCPromo at the branch with only that many DCs.
You could also take a systemstate backup of one DC restore to a seperate directory on the new DC and run dcpromo /adv and point to the file while the DC is in the branch.