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I want to setup an additional DC as a replication partner on my windows domain (all servers 2008 R2 x64).

However, I always have issues with DNS configuration. Before and after deploying the additional DC, what steps do I need to take to configure the servers? (I know how to deploy the DC but what best practises are there?).


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What is your exact question? Are you asking how to configure DNS on the new DC? – joeqwerty Sep 13 '11 at 2:19

If DNS is integrated to AD then you don't have to do anything. Simply add the new DC and everything will replicate assuming they are in the same site.

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Add the server to the domain, reboot, and then run dcpromo.

Replication between DCs is automatic.

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