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Additional Domain Controller

Hello ,


Im planning to add an additional domain controller in my enviroment and i have some questions ,

1.The PDC i have has upgrated schema by the Exchange 2013 Installation and CU updates. Is the schema updates are goind to replicate in the additional domain controller ?

2.My PDC has his AD Database in a different partition from the windows installation . The additional domain controller must have the same partition for the AD Database ?


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Anestis Psomas
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kola12Commented:
1. When you did schema upgrade on one DC you not to do this on anyother DC.
2. No, additional domain controller may have AD Database on any partition
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
The PDC i have has upgrated schema by the Exchange 2013 Installation and CU updates. Is the schema updates are goind to replicate in the additional domain controller
Schema updates are only performed on the Schema Master. All other domain controllers have a copy of this schema but all authoritative changes are made on the Schema Master role holder, this server is authoritative for this role specifically.

My PDC has his AD Database in a different partition from the windows installation . The additional domain controller must have the same partition for the AD Database ?

There are actually two locations of the ntds.dit database 1st c:\%systemroot%\system32\ntds.dit and 2nd c:\%systemroot%\NTDS\ntds.dit.

The 1st one is the distribution copy of the database which is used when you promote a DC
The 2nd one is the actual database that is used on the domain controller itself.

Having the ntds.dit in a different location should not matter but as a best practice I would replicate what you have on one DC to another for consistency.

Look at the link below for additional details on this directory.
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc961761.aspx

Will.
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Anestis PsomasSystem and Network AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Hello to all ,


I successfully insert the additional domain controller to my primary domain. It seems that the sysvol and netlogon share  is missing . If i try gpupdate /force i take an error that windows attemped to read the file(gtp.ini)  from a domain controller and was not possible.

Also in event viewer i take the message below ,

The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to read the file \\domain.local\SysVol\domain.local\Policies\{B31333BD-D594-4E6D-A19F-B72F7F45FB47}\gpt.ini from a domain controller and was not successful. Group Policy settings may not be applied until this event is resolved. This issue may be transient and could be caused by one or more of the following:
a) Name Resolution/Network Connectivity to the current domain controller.
b) File Replication Service Latency (a file created on another domain controller has not replicated to the current domain controller).
c) The Distributed File System (DFS) client has been disabled.

No errors in DFS Replication in event  viewer. Also no errors in Directory Service , Active directory web services and DNS Server.

Sysvol folder is created but it is not shared and also its empty.

Any ideas ?

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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
I would go through the technet below on how to rebuild the sysvol/netlogon share.
https://technet.microsoft.com/fr-ca/library/cc816596%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

Will.
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Anestis PsomasSystem and Network AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thanks Will ,


I will follow the guide you gave.
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