Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, ADDING A NEW SERVER 2008R2 PLS HELP in Technical; Hi guys, I have two servers 2003DC (32bit), which have been there for some time. I thought of adding a ...
22nd February 2012, 07:30 PM #1
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ADDING A NEW SERVER 2008R2 PLS HELP
Hi guys, I have two servers 2003DC (32bit), which have been there for some time. I thought of adding a new server 2008R2 (DELL T710) so that I can release some roles from my old server (DC1) which runs really slowly. DC1 is DNS/DHCP/File Server/Print Server/Ranger. DC2 (GC) is DNS/DHCP/Application Server/File server. I want to add the new server 2008R2 and add DNS /print server/ Ranger.
Can anyone advice me on how to do this please.
THANKS IN ADVANCE
20th March 2012, 03:22 PM #2
Your only issue here will be Ranger as the routine of simply adding a server to the forest is relatively simple.
How well do you know 2008R2?
2008R2 has this server quick start configure manager that loads up when you finish the initial O/S install. I can't remember the actual name of it, either way its a nice list of all the things you should do before you start adding roles.
Activate it, set time, Windows Updates, Allow Remote connection, Improvement Program opt-in, networking, server name etc..
All straight forward, complete all this then add the server to the domain, since the roles you mentioned don't need it to be a domain controller, you don't need to do a DCpromo.
Though of course, Ranger however will need to probably tie into your Active Directory, so i'm wondering if it does need to be a DC.
Your best bet is to talk to Ranger, its what you pay them annual costs for. Get their advice.
Yet another example of how a third party managing product causes unnecessary complications. lol. A lot of us have all been there.
Three Servers, how big is your school? I assume a High School or large Middle?
Last edited by DEvans; 20th March 2012 at 03:26 PM.
27th March 2012, 12:30 PM #3
You'll need to update the schema to introduce a 2008 R2 DC to your domain.
And as above, you're probably best contacting Ranger or do away with it completely depending on your intentions.
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