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    This is my scenario.

    1. main office
    2. 3 branch offices.

    Im upgrading them from 2003-2008 functional level. My question is I will have a DC at each branch office. After i adprep/ rodcprep and install a RODC at each branch office what do i do with the existing DC"s do I just demote them and then the RODC takes over? We were planning of having 2 DC's at our main office using failover.

    Tuesday, December 22, 2009 11:13 PM

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  • Is it wise to have two RODC's in branch offices? Can you failover cluster them too?
    Tuesday, December 22, 2009 11:26 PM
  • Hi,

    Yes, you need to demote the existing DC, then promote the server to be RODC.

    In my opinion, it is not necessary to have two RODCs in a branch office.

    For more information about RODC, please refer to the following articles:

    Read-only Domain Controllers Step-by-Step Guide
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772234(WS.10).aspx

    RODC Technical Reference Topics
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754218(WS.10).aspx

    Hope it is helpful for your work.
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    • Marked as answer by Joson Zhou Wednesday, December 30, 2009 10:25 AM
    Friday, December 25, 2009 4:22 AM
  • When your talking about demoting you mean to dcpromo the current 2k8 dc after ive installed the RODC?
    Friday, December 25, 2009 4:49 AM
  • Hi,

    I mean you need to demote the DC and then promote the server to RODC, if you want to conver a writable DC to RODC.


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    Wednesday, December 30, 2009 9:52 AM