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Precreating an account is used only when the object doesn't exist in Active Directory yet. From what you are describing ws7 is a member server of your domain already. You'll just want to add the roles via the server manager on the new server 'ws7'.
IIRC Hyper-V snapshots are supported in Windows Server 2012. In all cases, snapshots are equivalent to "restore from backup". So you should honor general rules of restoring AD from backup. The most important parameter is the TSL (Tombstone Life Time). I.e. restoring a snapshot older than TSL can cause a lot of troubles. It's better and easier to rebuild the ...
Modify the PRP to allow a certain account's password to be cached.
Placing RWDC in a site with RODC makes RODC's security features useless. Please read this: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee522995(v=ws.10).aspx#bkmk_placinganrwdcinasitewithanrodc
AD sites and Password replication policies on RODCs has nothing in common. AD Sites define replication boundaries. On the other side, PRP dictates who's passwords are replicated to the RODC. The latter is based on user's membership. If you put a RODC in each school, you should definitely create a corresponding AD site/subnet. In simple words: AD ...
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