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Create secondary domain controller running Windows Server 2008 R2 x64

Posted by Xaus Xavier Nadal 4th on December 2009


DCPromo is the tool to promote a server to Domain Controller, ie make a server that is not domain controller is.

In the installation itself may decide whether to create a separate domain, be part of an existing domain, etc ...

In our case what we do is an installation of a domain controller to become part of an existing domain called

We will ensure that connectivity to other domain controllers in the network is satisfactory. As in this case the domain controller will belong to an existing domain we will introduce what he previously making the connection test and we have done.

To promote a domain controller with Windows Server 2008 we must first prepare the forest and domain as long as the domain functional level is not Windows mixed 2000 (Remember that this functional level is only valid in the case that still dispongáis driver NT Server domain).

You can follow this article: Prepare forest and domain to domain controllers Windows Server 2008 R2.

When we have the steps in the previous article carried proceed to install the server with Windows Server 2008. You can follow this article but without the passage of sysprep (since there will be a base): Installing Windows Server Std 2008 R2 X64 step by step to use BASE.

Now that we have a clean server Windows Server 2008 with the latest patches, the forest and domain preparations proceed to make the first settings to prepare the server for a promotion to domain controller.

As promised so you can plan spaces ...:

The space available after installation:


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Delete the last Domain Controller of the organization and its DNS.

Posted by Xaus Xavier Nadal on June 4th 2008

In this post I'll show you how to remove the last Domain Controller in an organization, this domain controller is also a Global Catalog so a screenshot will not leave you if your domain controller is not Global Catalog.

You can do 2 ways but in this case I will do with the command DCPROMOThe other way is through the wizard, but it is faster.

The first screen that you will after running the command is this:


Press Next.

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