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How to make a bdc in windows server 2008

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  • HI
     My name is Kashif. I have installed windows server 2008 on a machine with acitve directory services. i want to make a BDC for that machine, could you tell me a step-by-step procedure to make a BDC for windows server 2008.
    Tuesday, July 01, 2008 1:46 AM

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  • Hello Kashif,

                  Please try to understand Win 2008 is a Multi master Domain Environment in which all the Domain Controllers acts as Read/Write but in past with Winnt 4.0 there was a concept of PDC and BDC. So there is no BDC in Windows 2008 instead you can create an ADC ( Additional Domain Controller). I am posting a link for your convenience please follow.

    http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/5506943d-c5ea-4336-9718-722bf743b2e91033.mspx?mfr=true

    http://www.elmajdal.net/Win2k8/Setting_Up_Your_First_Domain_Controller_With_Windows_Server_2008.aspx


    Thanks


    Syed Khairuddin
    Tuesday, July 01, 2008 5:55 AM
  •  Hi,

     
    Thanks for Syed's input.

    I list the general steps below for your reference. If anything is unclear, please post back.

    1. Verify the new server's TCP/IP configuration has been pointed to the current DNS server.

     

    2. Make the new server become a member server of the current Windows Server 2008 domain first.

     

    3. Insert Windows Server 2008 Installation Disc in the new server.

     

    4. Run "dcpromo" on new server to promote it as an additional domain controller in existing Windows 2008 domain, afterwards you may verify the installation of Active Directory.

     

    5. Verify that the old DNS Server Zone type is Active Directory-Integrated. If not, please refer to:

     

    How To: Convert DNS Primary Server to Active Directory Integrated

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816101

     

    Note: Active Directory Integrated-Zone is available only if DNS server is a domain controller.

    Install DNS component on new server and configure it as a new DNS Server (Active Directory Integrated-Zone is preferred). All the DNS configuration should be replicated to the new DNS server with Active Directory Replication.

      

    6. You may configure TCP/IP on all the clients, or adjust DHCP scope settings to make them use the new DNS server.

     

    Wednesday, July 02, 2008 3:16 AM
    Moderator

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  • Hello Kashif,

                  Please try to understand Win 2008 is a Multi master Domain Environment in which all the Domain Controllers acts as Read/Write but in past with Winnt 4.0 there was a concept of PDC and BDC. So there is no BDC in Windows 2008 instead you can create an ADC ( Additional Domain Controller). I am posting a link for your convenience please follow.

    http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/5506943d-c5ea-4336-9718-722bf743b2e91033.mspx?mfr=true

    http://www.elmajdal.net/Win2k8/Setting_Up_Your_First_Domain_Controller_With_Windows_Server_2008.aspx


    Thanks


    Syed Khairuddin
    Tuesday, July 01, 2008 5:55 AM
  •  Hi,

     
    Thanks for Syed's input.

    I list the general steps below for your reference. If anything is unclear, please post back.

    1. Verify the new server's TCP/IP configuration has been pointed to the current DNS server.

     

    2. Make the new server become a member server of the current Windows Server 2008 domain first.

     

    3. Insert Windows Server 2008 Installation Disc in the new server.

     

    4. Run "dcpromo" on new server to promote it as an additional domain controller in existing Windows 2008 domain, afterwards you may verify the installation of Active Directory.

     

    5. Verify that the old DNS Server Zone type is Active Directory-Integrated. If not, please refer to:

     

    How To: Convert DNS Primary Server to Active Directory Integrated

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816101

     

    Note: Active Directory Integrated-Zone is available only if DNS server is a domain controller.

    Install DNS component on new server and configure it as a new DNS Server (Active Directory Integrated-Zone is preferred). All the DNS configuration should be replicated to the new DNS server with Active Directory Replication.

      

    6. You may configure TCP/IP on all the clients, or adjust DHCP scope settings to make them use the new DNS server.

     

    Wednesday, July 02, 2008 3:16 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi, I know it's been a long time, but can a Windows 2008 R2 be an ADC in an existing 2003 Domain environment ?
    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 9:47 AM
  • Yes. 2008 and 2008r2 servers can be used as an ADC in a 2003 Domain - or even as the PDC. There is no need to run 2003 any of your DC's in a 2003 environment - if it meets your needs to do so, then with properly staggered upgrades, role changes and promotions, all your DC's can be moved to 2K8 or 2K8r2 prior to raising the domain functional level above 2003.
    Wednesday, April 17, 2013 9:19 PM