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    Hi,
    I've 3 Windows2003 servers. One server is configured as Domain controller and other 2 have been configured as member servers. I want to configure in the way if my primary controller go down, the backup domain controller take over automatically. I was in impression that it happen automatically. If primary domain controller goes down, one of the member server take over it automatically. But I found that I was wrong. Please if any one know how to configure member server to take over if primary dc goes down
    thanks

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    Re: Failover to member server

    There are no primary and backup DCs in Active Directory (OK, no-one mention FSMOs )

    You should configure two servers as DCs, ideally both with DNS. If one goes down, the other will still be there.

    Tom
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    • #3
      Re: Failover to member server

      Just to add to what Ossian said; a Member Server will NEVER take over as a domain controller. You need two domain controllers.


      Tom
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