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I have never quite got over (emotionally ) my last issue I had with a BDC I installed that ...
21st March 2012, 02:46 PM #1
virtual secondary domain controller bdc
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!
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?
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21st March 2012, 02:57 PM #2
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.
21st March 2012, 03:29 PM #3
Just what he say's hehe!
Originally Posted by 3s-gtech
21st March 2012, 03:31 PM #4
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.
21st March 2012, 03:50 PM #5
Argh BDC cunningly reinvented as RODC's
28th March 2012, 09:00 AM #6
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?
28th March 2012, 09:54 AM #7
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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