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  • Question

  • We are Planning to setup Domain controller in our office , having 100 systems of both Windows OS XP sp3 and win 7 pro and all are OEM Edition.

    My doubt is that can i add OEM pack edition into DC or it essential to have Paper license.

    Please let me know how can i go ahead and create domain controller

    Regards

    Nandisha

    Friday, July 8, 2011 11:03 AM

Answers

  • Hello,

    for questions about your OEM, ask you manufacturer Technical Support.

    For the creation of a new domain, I recommend using at least two DC / DNS / GC servers per domain for high-availability of AD / DNS services and so that you reduce risks of losing your domain.

    To promote the new DC, make sure that it points to its private IP address as primary DNS server and then run dcpromo. Once done, I recommend using a second server as an additional DC.

    To promote an additional DC, make sure that the server points to your first DC as primary DNS server and then run dcpromo to promote it as an additonal DC.

    After you have two DC / DNS / GC servers, make sure that each DC points to the other one as primary DNS server and to its private IP address as secondary DNS server. Use 127.0.0.1 as third DNS server. Once done, run ipconfig /registerdns and restart netlogon.

     


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    • Marked as answer by Brent Hu Monday, July 11, 2011 6:51 AM
    Friday, July 8, 2011 1:51 PM