HQ site and Branch site domain controllers

Herald Go Sison 21 Reputation points
2022-11-15T16:11:55.79+00:00

Hi Everyone. Just want to ask help and advice regarding in setting up 2 different domain controllers in 2 different regional sites but share the same forest.

We have an existing Domain controller in our HQ site and we are planning to expand our business to another region and that will serve as our Branch Office.

I dont want our employees from the Branch office to authenticate from our HQ site eveyrtime they login so i want to make a DC fir Branch Office only.

So my question is can i make a PDC in my Branch office and retain the PDC from my HQ site? So in short 2 PDC from 2 different regional sites is that possible?

Can someone suggest a youtube tutorial on this one?

Sorry not very good in servers

Thank you all and more power!

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  1. Anonymous
    2022-11-20T16:19:27.45+00:00

    You could change the order they're listed on the DHCP server 172.20.1.16

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  1. Anonymous
    2022-11-15T16:18:22.1+00:00

    You could only have one PDC Emulator per domain. Seems you're asking about adding a child domain so you could follow along here.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/identity/ad-ds/deploy/install-a-new-windows-server-2012-active-directory-child-or-tree-domain--level-200-

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  2. Anonymous
    2022-11-15T16:34:16.833+00:00

    Ok, that's fine but there will always only be a single PDC Emulator per domain.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/openspecs/windows_protocols/ms-adts/f96ff8ec-c660-4d6c-924f-c0dbbcac1527

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  3. Anonymous
    2022-11-20T13:57:52.947+00:00

    when you type in ipconfig /all i wonder why my secondary DC

    What is this being run on? Also seems to be chopped off, please post the full result (ipconfig /all) as well as it's role.

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  4. Herald Go Sison 21 Reputation points
    2022-11-20T16:17:14.053+00:00

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    i ran the command ipconfig /all from a user client machine. and any user client machine i tested it gives me the same result for the DNS Servers.

    see image above

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