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  • Add windows Server to win2003 Domain

    Hi All

    I need to check something

    At our HQ we have two dc 192.168.1/24 Network, At another site I have a server This is a windows server 2008r2

    On the dc on the Network

    We have run adprep /forestprep
    then adprep /domain /gpprep

    update ok,

    The win server 2008 is on workgroup at the moment, do i just run dcpromo then connect it to the network, Then add the sever as a print/file server giving out dns and dchp to the network? I ask this because I came across something on in step 2 add the win server 2008 to the domain then add the active direcorty DS role and configaure it as an additional domain controller?


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    Re: Add windows Serer to win2003 Domain

    it is not clear if you want the new server to be a DC or just a member server
    if it is to be a DC, do:
    1) Establish VPN from 3.0 to 1.0 network
    2) Confirm 2008R2 box can ping DC in main site by netbios and fqdn
    3) Join to domain (may need to use fqdn of domain to be able to join
    4) reboot etc.
    5) install ADDS role
    6) repeat 2
    7) DCPROMO, select option to add DNS
    add DHCP and other roles

    If "just" a member server, skip steps 5-7
    Tom Jones
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    Ossian Ltd

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