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Better Domain Management: NPS Real Time Standby RRS feed

  • Question

  • We want to keep standby DHCP/NPS and Certificate Servers with real time replication with live ones? Do you have any solution for this?


    • Edited by Fast Rider Monday, August 27, 2012 4:40 AM
    Monday, August 27, 2012 4:33 AM

Answers

  • Hi NOCIANS,

    Thanks for posting here.

    I’m not sure the actual situation with these services perhaps you may first give a detail picture of your scenario.

    But here are the suggestions on failover and replication solutions on these services:

    DHCP is a critical service which will affect a lot of users and services once it gets down . Split-scope is the recommended solution which is easier to deploy and needs lesser resources .  And of course we can also implement with other solutions which can be acquired form the link below:

    Design Options for DHCP Availability and Fault Tolerance

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd296672(WS.10).aspx

    NPS provides authentication service for clients . we will suggest to implement that by deploying multi NPS servers with NPS proxy :

    Load Balancing with NPS Proxy

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd197433(WS.10).aspx

    And we can have NPS template to sync the settings between these NPS servers:

    Templates and Accounting Improvements for Network Policy Server (NPS) in Windows Server 2008 R2

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff920532.aspx

    By deploying failover clustering we can provide redundancy in case a critical CA server failed:

    New Whitepaper: Failover Clustering with AD Certificate Services in Server 2008

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/clustering/archive/2008/06/28/8663076.aspx

    Thanks.

    Tiger Li


    Tiger Li

    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 6:26 AM