Windows server 2012 domain controller installation in 2 sites best practice.

Sina Hassanzadeh Ruhalaei 21 Reputation points

Hi all.
I am new to windows server. I have 2 sites( site-A and site-B) and each site has 2 domain controllers.
Site-A DCs= DC-1 , DC-2
Site-B DCs= DC-3 , DC-4
I want to setup each dc as writeable dc. After installing first dc, when i add each new dc, in “Aditional options” step, ask me to choose replication from(..........) and i can choose “any domain controller” or a dc which i have previouslly installed.
In this case, Which is the best selection for intrasite and intersite?( any domain controller or a distic dc). I mean, i have to choose all replication as “any domain controller“ or atleast a ditinc DC in each site?
Best regards
Sina hr

Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
1,526 questions
Active Directory
Active Directory
A set of directory-based technologies included in Windows Server.
5,826 questions
0 comments No comments
{count} votes

Accepted answer
  1. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP

    Yes, I'd expect to see them all here.


    --please don't forget to Accept as answer if the reply is helpful--

1 additional answer

Sort by: Most helpful
  1. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP

    I'd select “any domain controller“ then define sites and subnets.

    then bridgeheads will handle site to site replications.

    --please don't forget to Accept as answer if the reply is helpful--