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  • Hi

    How does one setup a dual domain server configuration so if one goes down the other takes over?

    Thanks

    Regards

    Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:35 PM

Answers

  • May depend on the applications or roles. If you're asking about domain controllers I'd make them both GCs and the point DNS to self as primary and other as secondary. You can verify replication with this tool.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30005

     

     

     



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    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    Tuesday, August 23, 2016 11:18 PM

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  • May depend on the applications or roles. If you're asking about domain controllers I'd make them both GCs and the point DNS to self as primary and other as secondary. You can verify replication with this tool.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30005

     

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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



    Tuesday, August 23, 2016 11:18 PM
  • Hi,

    An Active Directory Domain with a unique Primary Domain Controller (PDC) is something that you should not rely on. A hardware failure can make your day a really bad one and, for this reason, Microsoft give us the possibility to add a (or more) Backup Domain Controller (BDC) to our domain.You could follow this link for your reference:

    How to add a Backup Domain Controller to an existing Active Directory Domain

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    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 1:31 AM
  • Hi,

    I am checking to see if the problem has been resolved. If there's anything you'd like to know, don't hesitate to ask.

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    Cartman
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    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 7:24 AM