2019 Domain Controller NIC configuration

iconoclast88 61 Reputation points
2022-07-08T19:04:11.873+00:00

Hi,

Its been a while since I've done new DCs. Is there any changes I need to put in place for a DC NIC?
Like registerdns in DNS client settings or remove certain NIC protocols that aren't needed?

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.1K Reputation points MVP
    2022-07-08T19:34:15.74+00:00

    I'd leave the protocols stock, then generally speaking add the domain controllers own static ip address plus the loopback (127.0.0.1) listed for DNS

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  2. iconoclast88 61 Reputation points
    2022-07-15T18:21:01.357+00:00

    What about disabling ipv6 on the nics on all the new 2019 DCs? we don't use ipv6
    we typically disabled ipv6 on our existing 2012r2 DCs.

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  3. Dave Patrick 426.1K Reputation points MVP
    2022-07-15T18:23:32.333+00:00

    You should be fine to leave it checked on connection properties as long as there isn't a rouge (router?) that happens to have an enabled IPv6 DHCP server on the network.

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