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    RODC Vs DC

    Hi,
    Both servers have 2008R2,

    I have just managed to get hold of a second server for a primary school that I wanted to use to replicate AD, DNS GPO settings just in case the one and only server goes down. I understand (from other posts) that BDC are a server 2000 thing and that from 2003 all server are treated equally, except you can have a RODC which is a bit like a BDC.

    Given my situation of 1 main server doing everything and one second hand server that probably only has 2 years left would you advice I set up the older server as a standard DC or a RODC and why?

    Thanks for the info.

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    My understanding is that a RODC is read only and intended as a remote local resource that can't be messed or cracked easily. It has it's issues though.

    I would set it up as a DC just because I can't see a valid reason to make it a RODC and it removes an added complication.

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    you want ha/ft so setup using a dc/gc, apps like exch cant function with a rodc, & given your scenario you dont need a rodc.

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    I have set both servers as DC, and both are GC.

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