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Configuring a second domain controller

By joycetm ·
Hello,

I currently have 1 W2K domain controller and 3 member servers in one subnet. On another subnet, I have a PDC running NT4 server. Both these subnets are connected using a switch which is doing the routing.

I am considering configuring a member server as another domain controller. Will there be any connectivity issues later?

How do I check if the change is successful and how do I ensure that the replication is working? What sort of tests can I do to check on this?

Also, which server actually authenticates a user login? Is there any logs or audit trails for the administrator to monitor?

Would appreciate any feedback from anyone.

Thank you,
Joyce Tham

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One of the things to remember with Windows 2000 is the utilization of sites. A site is the physical tool used to design, the way the domain is the logical tool. When W2K is installed, one site is created called Default First Site, which you can view with the admin tool Active Directory Sites and Services. By default, all domain controllers are put into this site and client machines will attempt to authenticate to a dc in its own site. The definition of a site is one or more well connected IP subnets so you could place dcs in sites for authentication purposes. Two ways to check for dc promotion and replication: DNS and replmon. When a dc is promoted, SRV records are added to DNS (look for msdcs records in your DNS admin tool. Replmonwill show your replication frequency and success

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