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I am adding a 2nd DC to my network.  The main DC is Ent 2008 R2 and the 2nd DC is Standard 2008 R2 as well.  When running DCPROMO on the 2nd server and run thru the steps it says that "You will not be able to install a read-only domain controller in this domain because "adprep /rodcprep" was not yet run". Im i doing something wrong?
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No, nothng wrong. you can ignore that message. it's just cautioning that you can't run a Read-only DC without running the appropriate adprep command.  i don't usuallly bother unless i need one and i rarely use them.
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One more step-by-step guide to check if you are missing on some steps -

http://www.rebeladmin.com/2014/10/step-by-step-guide-to-install-read-only-domain-controller-rodc/

--Raghav.
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I keep getting this error now but i cant seem to find were is the other DNS server located, i have removed it from AD. help thanks
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Lee W, MVP earned 2000 total points
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It's not an error - it's a warning.  Just click next UNLESS you're trying to install an RoDC?  Are you?
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no i am not, I thought that that is what it was doing, i did this procedure with 2012 in another place and it all worked flawlessly, 2008 wow. if is just a warning thank you i will hit next then thanks.
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Done, last question if i may

DC01
Primary DNS   10.1.1.2
Secondary DNS 127.0.0.1

DC02
Primary DNS   10.1.1.1
Secondary DNS 127.0.0.1

this would be the right way to configure the DNS on them correct?
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I don't like using loopbacks... but it should work.  And I generally use DC1's as primary for DC2's and vice versa.
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by:LesmanyNunez
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Thank you for the help. I removed the loopbacks not too many good things online about it.
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To be clear, I don't like loopbacks, but to clarify what I do, assuming your DCs are 10.1.1.1 and 10.1.1.2, then 10.1.1.1 has DNS set to primary 10.1.1.2 and secondary 10.1.1.1 (itself, just not with a loopback) and vice versa.
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