Hot Downloads

Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: Windows 2008 Server as a Backup Domain Controller

Windows 2008 Server as a Backup Domain Controller 6 years 2 weeks ago #35387

  • majidxlnt
  • majidxlnt's Avatar
  • Offline
  • New Member
  • Posts: 17
  • Karma: 0
HI,

Can I Make a Windows 2008 Server Machine a BDC?.My Domain Controller is on Windows 2003 server Platform.
Mohammad Majed Hafeez
Network Administrator
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Windows 2008 Server as a Backup Domain Controller 6 years 2 weeks ago #35395

  • KiLLaBeE
  • KiLLaBeE's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Expert Member
  • Posts: 466
  • Karma: 0
Yes. Just promote the 2008 box to a DC, telling it to be a DC for an existing domain.

Also keep in mind that in Windows Server 2003 and 2008, there is no concept of 'backup domain controller' and 'primary domain controller.' They all can be read and written to at any time (unless the 2008 box is a read-only domain controller).
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Windows 2008 Server as a Backup Domain Controller 6 years 2 weeks ago #35425

  • Bublitz
  • Bublitz's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 301
  • Thank you received: 3
  • Karma: 2
Just adding that you will need to raise your forest/domain functionality level to 2008 before this is possible. After a schema update you should be good to go.

Here is an article about the whole process.

www.biztechmagazine.com/article.asp?item_id=324
The Bublitz
Systems Admin
Hospice of the Red River Valley
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Windows 2008 Server as a Backup Domain Controller 6 years 1 week ago #35468

  • Chris
  • Chris's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 1446
  • Thank you received: 13
  • Karma: 8
Thumbs up for Bublitz - Great advice and link.

I'll just delete now the article we've been working on describing the migration from Windows 2003 to 2008 :)
Chris Partsenidis.
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
www.Firewall.cx
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Time to create page: 0.080 seconds

CCENT/CCNA

Cisco Routers

  • SSL WebVPN
  • Securing Routers
  • Policy Based Routing
  • Router on-a-Stick

VPN Security

  • Understand DMVPN
  • GRE/IPSec Configuration
  • Site-to-Site IPSec VPN
  • IPSec Modes

Cisco Help

  • VPN Client Windows 8
  • VPN Client Windows 7
  • CCP Display Problem
  • Cisco Support App.

Windows 2012

  • New Features
  • Licensing
  • Hyper-V / VDI
  • Install Hyper-V

Linux

  • File Permissions
  • Webmin
  • Groups - Users
  • Samba Setup