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Backup domain controller - Azure

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Hello Experts..

We have local domain controller on a lan, with server 2012 standard, we would like to have a backup domain controller in azure.
How does it work?
How do you set up?
Thanks for your help
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That's a pretty large subject for a single question on EE, but the short version is this:
In Azure, you would set up a Virtual Machine to run your DC, then connect your network with the Azure network using a Point-to-point VPN solution. This can be windows server or any edge-firewall based VPN. Azure has the ability to connect to Point-to-point VPNs as well as some more advanced and involved methods of getting connectivity with your network.

The "How does it work" part is fairly simple...You extend your network to Azure's network with a VPN, Spin up a Windows Server VM in Azure, add the VM to your domain, then promote it to be a DC and Global Catalog server. It will then act as a normal DC in your domain. You can put it in a separate AD site if you want to keep it from being actively used.

The How Do you set it up is as above, but I can't really give you specific instructions.
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Amazing, thank you very much for the run down Adam.
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