troubleshooting Question

Adding second DC to 2003 Domain

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LTGFlag for United States of America asked on
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Just need a quick check lilst for adding a second DC in this simple domain. Here is what I think I know to do:
1. Start up new server - not yet in any domain
1a. Check to be sure DNS is working on server1 by using nslookup (per Mark Minasi)
2. Run dcpromo
3. Select add to exisiting

That's all I have so far. Do i need to do anything special to configure serve2 as a backup DNS or will it do it for me? I know how to configure the shares, I think. I guess all the shares, including printers, will need to be re-created on the new server to be available as backups, right? WIll "replication" happen completely on it's own or do I need to do something? How about DHCP - it's from the firewall, currently - problem?

Thanks!  
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