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Server 2008 - Creating a second Remote Windows Domain Controller


We currently have a new office that's approximately 2 hours away connect with a 5 mbps vpn connection. There are about 50 users in the main office and about 20 users in the remote office.

I need to install a remote domain controller.

The plan is:

1) Create the Secondary site in AD Sites and Services window and created the new subnet also.

Is it better to also create a subdomain for the remote location or just keep the main DC name?

If someone could show me a sample plan with 5-10 steps that I could see as a guidance that would be great too.

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Mike KlineCommented:
Better to keep it in the same domain, no reason for a new domain.   You would create an additional DC in the same domain

So you created the sites, subnet.  Create a site link between mainsite and remote site the two sites will be in the site link.

You can promote the new DC locally or remotely.  Point it to the existing DC for DNS during promotion.  If you are running DNS on your current DC make the new box a DNS server also and a global catalog (two checkboxes during dcpromo).

When it is done point the 20 users in the remote office to use the new box for DNS.  


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