newbie to server
i have scoured the web and am getting conflicting information, do i need to add the second dc to the domain before running dcpromo, also will the second dc be a like for like copy of the first so if a goes off be will take over
I generally do add to the domain first – I don’t think it is required, though
Yes, in AD all DCs are equal* so if one is not available another will take over. Assuming DNS is on the DCs, DNS will be replicated as well
*I’m not going into FSMOs here – that is a lengthy piece of research in its own right.
i haqve don dcprom on secon all ok apart from if primmary dc of and secondary running no one can connec to net , tried to import dhcp from primary and get theis error Error while importing subnet 192.168.0.0 “coolc scope.” This subnet already exists on the local server.