Can you promote multiple DCs at once?
Posted on 2015-02-10
I was wondering if we can run DCPROMO script simultaneously to bring 8 DCs into 2003 environment without waiting for each DC to finish with replication. Or maybe the other option would be to install them with the option to have critical updates replicated and reboot and then install next one....? There is a switch for that for the script.
WE are running the following script to install DC and according to the script, it receives the replication before reboot....it takes more than one hour. Could we run the script to promote other DCs at the same time? Please advise. The DCs would be only additional DCs for the domain.
Below is the script:
install-ADDSDomainController -InstallDNS -DomainName "lab.com" -DatabasePath "E:\NTDS" -SysvolPath "F:\SYSVOL" -LogPath "F:\Logs" -ReplicationSourceDC "2012R2.testlab.com" -SiteName "Default-First-Site-Name"