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Active Directory Sync, Windows Server 2012

Posted on 2013-06-26
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Hi,

I am about to setup a new DC using Windows Server 2012, i will also be adding a secondary DC on the network to provide failover for Active Directory and DNS.

Please can you advise the best way to implement Active Directoty replaciation from the Primary server to the second, and also for DNS?

Thanks
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by:Imtiaz Hasham
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Are the servers in the same location?

If no, ensure you have a site-to-site VPN connection.
If yes, it's a lot more easier.

Both the servers will have DNS server as an AD.

Best Practice would be to have both DNS servers as primary & secondary on the PCs.

On the DNS Servers, you will have both ADs.

Re DHCP, I would also put the secondary server as a backup DHCP Server!  <- Available on Server 2012 :)
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by:Imtiaz Hasham
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One more thing, ensure both DNS Servers have good forwarders:

I use:

208.67.222.222
8.8.8.8
208.67.220.220
8.8.4.4
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by:supportguy360
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Thanks.

Both servers are on-site together.  Would i simply setup AD and DNS services on both? How would replication on them be carried out, or is this done automatically if both are added into the same domain?
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Imtiaz Hasham earned 400 total points
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Both will automatically add each other.

DCPromo on both one after the other.

First server:

DCPromo: New Site, New Forest

Second Server:

DCPromo: Same Site, Same Forest.
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many thanks, i will give this a try.
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