Secondary DC in SBS 2011 Environment
Posted on 2012-03-26
I'm in the process of setting up a site office again. We've been making revisions/improvements to the IT infrastructure each time we've done a project office and this one will hopefully will be the best yet.
The biggest issue we've had is the links back to the office is over 3g wireless which once you get a few people using it pretty much criples it.
With the last project we built up a standard windows 7 box and shared out files from that. However domain logins were slow as hell and it was generally a bitch to manage remotely due to services being all over the shop.
They have an existing SBS 2011 server in the head office, so what i would like to do is build up a secondary DC to install into the site office. We will have a VPN tunnel established so they will be joined.
I'm a bit new to adding secondary domain controllers. Could anyone either give me some step by step instructions, or point me to some reference materials on the subject.