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Windows 2003 Server Installation

Posted on 2010-11-30
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Can I install a secondary Server offline (not on the actual Network) and then add it to the network or the install will not work correctly when adding the Domain information
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Question by:reubenwd
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If you are talking about a domain controller then when you run the DCPROMO you either need to be in the physical network or at worse have a VPN to it with a relavent VPN and DNS settings to connect to the server.

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I'm not entirely clear on the question.  You may install the Server 2003 operating system with the server disconnected from any network.  You may then connect to the network at a later time in order to join a domain or promote the server to be an additional domain controller.  You cannot do either of those things without network connectivity to an existing domain controller, however.
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