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Posted on 2015-02-23
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Hi All,
Currently have Primary DC server 2012 Standard (AD/DNS/DHCP) - will it be ok to install Server 2012r2 as 2nd DC rather than Server 2012 Standard ?
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Guy Lidbetter earned 334 total points
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Yes, that's fine.

Just don't install a DC with a lower version than your domain functional level.

Regards

Guy
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you should be fine as long as functional level isn't lower than the current one.
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thanks guys, the IP setup will be as example:
DC1:
server IP: 192.168.1.2
DNS primary:192.168.1.2
DNS Secondary: - shall I leave this blank or add DC2 IP?

DC2:
server IP: 192.168.1.3
DNS primary: 192.168.1.2
DNS Secondary: 192.168.1.3
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by:Guy Lidbetter
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Hi Jag,

There is no problem with configuring a secondary DNS on both DC's, if the service fails it always good to have a secondary...

Cheers

Guy
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