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do i need to have a global catalog server or dc at a slow wan link rmote site

I have a remote site running a 3g connection
I need to demote the dc here to jut a member server
can I do this
does this site need a global catalog server
the router will give dhcp and dns
Active DirectoryWindows Server 2008

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Will Szymkowski

8/22/2022 - Mon
Dirk Mare

Depends on how many workstations and server are on this site.

I would demote it and promote it to a RODC and GC server. You don't want to congest the slow link with authentication and replication tasks.


If it's not a dc there would  be no replication
Dirk Mare

Correct but RODC would only do a initial sync of AD and after that only AD changes/updates. You can setup RODC password replication for users in that site to save even more on bandwidth and in a event that link goes down.

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