Looking for some advice on the proper way to accomplish this. I have a remote branch that does not currently have a DC. I would ideally like to bring up a Server 2012 DC and DNS server at our HQ branch (different subnet) and ship the server to the remote branch. I will be placing the new DC within the "remote branch" site in AD Sites and Services when I install AD and DNS on the server at our HQ branch.
Here are my concerns:
- I will be changing the static IP of the server to reflect the remote site's subnet prior to shipping. I need to make sure that this DNS server can still communicate and replicate DNS and AD with other DC's and DNS servers on our network (6 total sites).
- I need to make sure that all DNS records are updated manually in DNS prior to bring the new server online at the remote branch. Any advise on this?
Any other concerns that I should look out for?