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checklist to verify that 2012 DC is ready for production

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Hello,
Could you please share the checklist to verify that 2012 Server DC is ready for production. Once we verify that one 2012 DC is ready then we will clone the image to use to deploy other DCs. I just want to make sure that nothing is missing.

For example, verify that there is no errors in the event log, replication is working, etc, update # is in place, DNS service is running, etc
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by:Cliff Galiher
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2012 has built in BPAs, including those for DNS and ADDS. As an aside, special considerations must be mad when cloning a DC. It isn't trivial and, in most cases, should not be used as a deployment method.
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Will Szymkowski earned 500 total points
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Take a look at the technet below. This is a complete guide to Cloning DC's in a production environment.

- illustrates best practices
- things to consider
- VMGID compatibility
- Platform requirements
etc

Technet Active Directory 2012 DC Cloning

Will.
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THank you so much!!
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