Solved

add new domain controller on remote side

Posted on 2015-02-11
6
118 Views
Last Modified: 2015-02-11
i Need to install a new Domain Controller on a remote side, connected via site 2 site VPN.
here is the plan (A is the existing network, B the remote network)
- install new Server on B, use DC from A as ist Primary DNS Server
- join Server on B to existing Domain
- create new AD site and subnet in active Directory
- promote Server on B
- Change Primary DNS on Server B to itself and secondary to Server on A
- add Server on B as secondary DNS in A

is there anything else that Needs to be done to make this working properly (e.g. reverse DNS zones, Delegation, ...)

Thanks for any advise
0
Comment
Question by:mwiesauer
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 53

Expert Comment

by:Will Szymkowski
Comment Utility
It is pretty basic procedure. All above looks correct. Just make sure that you have DHCP at your remote site as well. Configuring this role on the DC in the remote site is also fine.

Will.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mwiesauer
Comment Utility
thanks, so no DNS Delegation or reverse zones needed!
0
 
LVL 53

Accepted Solution

by:
Will Szymkowski earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
DNS delegation happens automatically when you are using AD-integrated zones, after promoting a domain controller. If you have any Zones that are not AD-integrated then you will need to add delegation manually.

Reverse Zones should also be created if they are not already. If they are delegation will also be automatic if it is an AD-integrated zone.

Will.
0
Free Trending Threat Insights Every Day

Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Rizzle
Comment Utility
Chaps

Quick question here, cant you only have one DNS server as your primary in a domain?

In terms of DHCP. wouldn't have the primary DHCP at site A then configuring the DHCP at site B in like a Hot Standby/load sharing be ideal?
0
 
LVL 53

Expert Comment

by:Will Szymkowski
Comment Utility
From my experience it is not recommended to do DHCP broadcast over a WAN circuit. It is possible but i would not do this because now you have WAN as a dependance for DHCP.

cant you only have one DNS server as your primary in a domain?
This is configured on the client. You have Primary DNS and Secondary DNS servers that the client will use. If the primary is not reachable it will use the secondary (after a timeout period happens).

It is recommended to have the housing site be the primary DNS pointer for the DHCP clients and have the DNS IP for the secondary DNS entry for the remote site.

Do not get confused with Remote Site.

E.g...
Site A
DC/DNS IP = 192.168.0.1
Clients Site A DNS = Primary 192.168.0.1 Secondary 192.168.1.1

Site B
DC/DNS IP = 192.168.1.1
Clients Site A DNS = Primary 192.168.1.1 Secondary 192.168.0.1

This way if the DC/DNS is not responsive for whatever reason it will query over the WAN circuit to get DNS.

Will.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mwiesauer
Comment Utility
makes sense to me! DHCP is not an issue..
Thanks!
0

Featured Post

The problems with reply email signatures

Do you wish that you could place an email signature under a reply? Well, unfortunately, you can't. That great Exchange/Office 365 signature you've created will just appear at the bottom of an email chain. What a pain! Is there really no way to solve this? Well, there might be...

Join & Write a Comment

The password reset disk is often mentioned as the best solution to deal with the lost Windows password problem. In Windows 2008, 7, Vista and XP, a password reset disk can be easily created. But besides Windows 7/Vista/XP, Windows Server 2008 and ot…
Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now