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  • how to WINDOWS 2003 ADC can  my branch office connected through leased line.

    Friday, June 24, 2011 6:14 AM

Answers

  • Do you want to install an ADC at your branch office which is connected through lease line.

    If so do the following

    See that you are able to ping ips between the two subnets, if not contact your network team to create routes between the two networks.

    On your ADC specify the static ip of your choice and in the DNS settings specify the IP address of your Domain Controller.

    Install DNS role on it but do not configure any zones on it.

    Run DCPROMO and promote it to a Domain Controller.

     

    Hope this resolves your query.


    Thanks and Regards, Mukesh. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.
    Friday, June 24, 2011 10:11 AM
  • Hello,

    first of all ADC means Active Directory Connector.

    Here I think that you are speaking about an additional DC.

    To promote it, proceed like that:

    • Create a VPN tunnel between your head and branch office
    • Make sure that required ports for AD replication are opened: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727063.aspx
    • Make sure that the new server points to your internal DNS server as primary DNS server
    • Run dcpromo and promote the new DC (I recommend that it will be a DNS server

    Note that it is recommended to have at least two DC/DNS/GC servers per domain.

    Once promoted and your DC is a DNS server, your DNS zones will be replicated after AD replication. At that steps, make computers in the branch office pointing to your new DC as primary DNS server and your other DC as secondary one.

     


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    Saturday, June 25, 2011 8:54 PM

All replies

  • Do you want to install an ADC at your branch office which is connected through lease line.

    If so do the following

    See that you are able to ping ips between the two subnets, if not contact your network team to create routes between the two networks.

    On your ADC specify the static ip of your choice and in the DNS settings specify the IP address of your Domain Controller.

    Install DNS role on it but do not configure any zones on it.

    Run DCPROMO and promote it to a Domain Controller.

     

    Hope this resolves your query.


    Thanks and Regards, Mukesh. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.
    Friday, June 24, 2011 10:11 AM
  • Hello,

    first of all ADC means Active Directory Connector.

    Here I think that you are speaking about an additional DC.

    To promote it, proceed like that:

    • Create a VPN tunnel between your head and branch office
    • Make sure that required ports for AD replication are opened: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727063.aspx
    • Make sure that the new server points to your internal DNS server as primary DNS server
    • Run dcpromo and promote the new DC (I recommend that it will be a DNS server

    Note that it is recommended to have at least two DC/DNS/GC servers per domain.

    Once promoted and your DC is a DNS server, your DNS zones will be replicated after AD replication. At that steps, make computers in the branch office pointing to your new DC as primary DNS server and your other DC as secondary one.

     


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Microsoft Student Partner 2010 / 2011
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7, Configuring
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator

    Saturday, June 25, 2011 8:54 PM