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Role of multiple domain controllers in a domain [duplicate]

I wanted to know the use of having multiple domain controllers for one domain And some more questions related to it are: If there are multiple domain controllers can computer information in one ...
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what does exactly infrastructure master role do? [duplicate]

The Infrastructure Master role is responsible for updating references from one object to another in remote domain. It compares it's data with the GC. So it is dependent on the GC. Is it possible to ...
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Why should I have a domain controller? [duplicate]

I'm not a Windows guy. And all my working life was managing Mac and Linux. Why should I have a Windows domain controller? I know what Active Directory is, but I'm not a Microsoft expert. And on paper ...
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Seamlessly Authenticate with a Second Active Directory Server (when primary is down) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is Active Directory and how does it work? How do you get workstations to (seamlessly) authenticate with a secondary Active Directory server when the primary one is down? ...
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Why is ActiveDirectory accessed with Samba? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is Active Directory and how does it work? I spoke with someone today who said that the company's ActiveDirectory system is accessed via Samba. Why is this?
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What can a domain controller do? [duplicate]

In short: I do not know where to start reading so that I can understand how to configure a DC. The long question: In the environment I work, we use an outdated domain controller and I have to create ...
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What are some good reasons to create a new forest, child domain, tree, site, or OU in Active Directory? [duplicate]

When is it worth it to create one of the above and when is it better to keep things in the same place?
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Active Directory explained

If you had to explain Active Directory to someone how would you explain it?
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What should the order of DNS servers be for an AD Domain Controller and Why?

This is a Canonical Question about Active Directory DNS Settings. Related: What is Active Directory Domain Services and how does it work? Assuming an environment with multiple domain ...
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What is Group Policy and how does it work?

This is a Canonical Question about Active Directory Group Policy Basics What is Group Policy? How does it work and why should I use it? Note: This is a Question & Answer to new administrator ...
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How is DNS related to Active Directory and what are some common configurations that I should be aware of?

Please note that I do know the answer to this and have provided one below. I see a lot of newer systems administrators that don't understand the contents of my answer, so I hope that all of the ...
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Cannot Add Windows Server 2012 as Member Server to Existing Domain

We have an existing Windows Server 2003 domain and several other computers are on that network (i.e., we have Windows Server 2008 member servers, other Windows Server 2003 member servers, Windows 7 ...
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My dns name does not exist. When trying to add pc's to domain

I have a server which is running dns,terminal,ad,etc and I am trying to get desktop computer to join the domain. My server names is server.home.aplus.com (dont ask me why its so long) The domain is ...
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Exchange 2010 don't see its PDC (same machine)

I have two 2008 R2 servers which should replicate AD. One si production server, second backup. On primary server is also Exchange 2010. There were plans about a year ago to install exchange to backup ...
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What's the difference between an User Account vs Computer Account for Active Directory? [closed]

I did some search on this already but still don't understand it. Can someone explain their differences as simple as possible? It seems like they do pretty much the same thing....

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