edutech4schools (29th May 2012)
I'm not sure what the problem is here. If you made it a Global Catalogue server then it will show up as a Global Catalogue. That's the correct behaviour. A GC is a superset of the DC functions, not a different type of server.
Its a small primary, with limited money and all the primary schools in the area have only one server.Why are you just running with one DC by the way?
I did trial having a BDC in a test setup and got frightened off as AD got corrupted and the corruption got replicated, which would have been a pain to fix. Being a primary they would be ok to wait for a full restore. TBH I go round and round this in my head and did follow a thread on this site, which ended in the person deciding to keep it as a single server setup.
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If I wanted to make the old server a BDC what should I do next?
For any new forum readers:
old server had all rolles
Added new server to domain
dcpromo new server
moved all roles to new server
Is it not already a domain controller?
What happens is when the clients log on they go to the domain controller that answers first. There is not backup domain controller like there used to be with windows 2000 server.
Word of warning. Do all you gpo settings on the windows 2008 server or a windows 7 machine with the management tool. DO NOT use the windows 2003 or xp machines.
I did all my courses and learning on 2000 server. Thanks for the info.
How would I be best to septate the roles? is it possible to seize all roles if 1 server has all the roles and goes down?
If you only have one good one leave it all on one and make the windows 2003 a global catalogue. If you were a big domain I would move them around but with only one main server I would leave it as is. I would suggest if the old server would take it upgrade to windows 2008 r2 and then if you lost the main new domain controller its still operational.
Be carefull with your windows 2008 domain controller and watch out for eventid 2012 errors. Windows 2008 r2 is too smart for its own good and trys to offload processing from the cpu to the nic card. You might have to disable chimney, rss and autotuning. I think off the top of my head we also had to disable checksum on the nic. Watch out for things running slow on client machines and random disconnections.
Can I leave GC on the 2008r2 box along with making the 2003 a GC?If you only have one good one leave it all on one and make the windows 2003 a global catalogue
You can make any DC a GC and yes, you can have multiple GCs in a domain.
Thank you all for your help with this.
Just so I am 100% clear, I will have all roles on the new 2008r2 server and have GC on both the new 2008r2 server and the older 2003 server. Is that right?
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