Promote a domian controller 2012r2 in main site and shipmto remote site.

Promote domain controller 2012R2

can i promote a domain controller in our main site and then move /ship it to a remote site?
we do have vpn lines.
what steps do i need to take in ad when we power on the server?
or is it just better to promote the server when it is in the remote site?
never done this so not sure what is best.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I would promote it at the remote site to keep DNS clean and free of bad records pointing to an incorrect server IP.

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Sajid Shaik MSystem AdminCommented:
what is the scenario ? what about the existing primary domain controller ?
is there any issue to that ?
howmany sites connected to it ? i  mean how many additional domain controllers u have ?
Mal OsborneAlpha GeekCommented:
Either way should work, no real "correct" answer.

If connectivity across the VPN link is reasonably fast. (anything better than ADSL), and I was taking the server with me to site, I would probably promote it on site.

If connectivity is slow, and users run VOIP across it or something, and the server is being boxed up, sent and plugged in onsite, I would probably promote it first.
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ottenshxAuthor Commented:
Thanks for te answers , the old box is still up and running , its just to replace the old box with a new one. We have about 14 domain controllers in different country's like Netherlands , France , China, US etc. I read from comments :
If it is not really nessesay then its better do it onsite.

ottenshxAuthor Commented:
Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
ottenshxAuthor Commented:
Thanks to all.
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