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Domain Controllers and Active Directory Domains Part 3

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If you want to review part 1 and part 2 of these series click in the hyperlinks.

As discussed in  part 2 of these series, having more than 1 DC per domain is a good bet, but what about remote sites? Should we have a Domain Controller for remote sites?

Well… The answer may differ from scenario to scenario. You may want to consider your real needs before invest money in a new DC to serve a given remote site, some of those question would be:

How many users are in that site? Do I have a reliable connection between my Main Site and that remote office? What applications are users using to perform their job in that site? Are those applications Active Directory dependent? If my WAN link crashes, can my company afford to have those users waiting for the WAN connection repair? If I introduce a Domain Controller in that Site, will I have advantages? What is the price to maintain a Domain Controller in that Site? Is that remote site a trusted site to have a Domain Controller in it? Do I have IT people in that Site? Will I need IT people in that site after I add a Domain Controller in it?

These are a few questions that you may need to consider before invest money in a domain controller for a remote site. In part 3 of this series I will NOT talk about design/planning considerations for Active Directory Domains, but I’ll show you an example of “How to add a Domain Controller in a Remote Site using the new Windows 2008 R2“.

In this demonstration, we’ll see how to set up additional Active Directory Sites and assign subnets, we’ll also see how to configure IPSiteLink replication intervals and how to set up replication schedule availability. I really hope that you enjoy it, have a look:

Check the next demo for  “How to create a child domain in a remote site” in Part 4 of this series.

To review all video demonstrations, check video section of Active Directory Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 Documentation

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February 4, 2010 at 10:33 PM

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