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    virtual secondary domain controller bdc

    Hiya

    I have never quite got over (emotionally ) my last issue I had with a BDC I installed that basically knackered everything up on the PDC through some bizarre authentication issue I never got to the bottom of, hence i am still re-living it (maybe therapy needed), and I was lucky to grab the roles with the BDC and avoid extra pain.

    It was a mixed environment with 2003 and 2008 and then I was trying to authenticate with squid on a linux box using kerberos and things started to break!

    Anyway...

    I have always since been reluctant to introduce a secondary domain controller to the network, although I feel that for redundancy purposes i should have one so all the AD data is replicated in case one scrws up.

    So I have never got round to it.

    I was wondering whether a virtualised secondary domain controller is a good idea or a physical one?

    Thanks

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    For DCs, virtualised is fine. It's nice to have a bare metal machine too just in case - but your existing DC is just that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    For DCs, virtualised is fine. It's nice to have a bare metal machine too just in case - but your existing DC is just that.
    Just what he say's hehe!

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    Just don't ever snapshot your DC - if you restore from an old snapshot that'll knacker things up as well. Save system state and restore in the normal fashion. Basically treat it exactly the same as a physical one and you should be fine.

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    Argh BDC cunningly reinvented as RODC's

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    Sorry to hijack this )

    When setting up my last server during the DCPROMO stage it displayed an error about not being able to use a RODC on this domain, which I believe is down to the method used while running adprep or domain prep.

    Is it possible to either fix this or add a BDC?

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    RODCs need the server to be running at Server 2003 functional level, also have a look at this Prerequisites for Deploying a Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC)

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