AD Hybrid Version

Handian Sudianto 4,331 Reputation points

Currently i have Active Directory in Azure and now i want to make additional AD on-prem version.
Anyone know if my below steps is right to building additional on-prem AD.?

  1. Install Windows Server on-prem
  2. Join this server to the domain
  3. Add AD role
  4. Promote this server as seondary domain controller
  5. Install Azure AD connect.
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  1. Andy David - MVP 143.8K Reputation points MVP

    Its not recommended to install AADConnect on a domain controller - though it is supported
    I would install on its own server if possible.

    otherwise, your steps look correct. there is really nothing called a "secondary domain controller" however.

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