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adding new domain controller under tree domain

    Question

  • i have one forest root domain is ABC.com and one tree root domain under this forest is DEF.com ,

    i want to add a new domain controller under tree root domain in windows server 2008 r2? i need steps and DNS configuration on forest or domain level

    Thnx


    Monday, February 03, 2014 9:14 AM

Answers

  • Can you clear up what your goal is?

    Is DEF.com in a different forest than ABC.com?  

    I'm not sure what you mean by 'tree root domain'.

    If you're just trying to add another domain controller to the DEF.com domain, then please read this howto: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781792(v=WS.10).aspx


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    Monday, February 03, 2014 1:02 PM
  • If you want to add an additional domain controller to a domain you should promote the new dc with the primary dns in the nic settings of the new dc pointing at the current dc and once promoted you should point the original ip address nic settings to the new dc.  I am making the assumption that you are using AD integrated DNS.

    http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_install_active_directory_on_windows_2003.htm


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    Monday, February 03, 2014 1:12 PM

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  • Can you clear up what your goal is?

    Is DEF.com in a different forest than ABC.com?  

    I'm not sure what you mean by 'tree root domain'.

    If you're just trying to add another domain controller to the DEF.com domain, then please read this howto: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781792(v=WS.10).aspx


    - Chris Ream -

    **Remember, if you find a post that is helpful, or is the answer, please mark it appropriately.**


    Monday, February 03, 2014 1:02 PM
  • If you want to add an additional domain controller to a domain you should promote the new dc with the primary dns in the nic settings of the new dc pointing at the current dc and once promoted you should point the original ip address nic settings to the new dc.  I am making the assumption that you are using AD integrated DNS.

    http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_install_active_directory_on_windows_2003.htm


    Paul Bergson
    MVP - Directory Services
    MCITP: Enterprise Administrator
    MCTS, MCT, MCSE, MCSA, Security, BS CSci
    2012, 2008, Vista, 2003, 2000 (Early Achiever), NT4
    Twitter @pbbergs http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/paulbergson
    Please no e-mails, any questions should be posted in the NewsGroup.
    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Monday, February 03, 2014 1:12 PM
  • agree with Paul here - you need to setup the DNS settings first on the new DC to point to a DNS server in the domain you want to create the new DC in - once promoted you then set it back to point to itself.

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    Monday, February 03, 2014 3:18 PM