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The Complete Guide to Windows Server 2008 by John Savill

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Chapter 11. Designing and Installing Active Directory

In Chapter 10, “Active Directory Domain Services Introduction,” you created a domain and learned some of the high-level concepts related to Active Directory (AD). This chapter covers creating additional domain controllers for a domain and creating additional domains in the forest, along with creating answer files to automate the creation of domain controllers.

Adding a Replica Domain Controller

Let’s start this chapter by creating a second domain controller. The site that the domain controller joins is based on the Internet Protocol (IP) address and the subnets and sites defined in the configuration partition of the forest. As a best practice, you should normally have at least two domain controllers ...

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