Adding an additional Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller in the domain

Just a brief procedure to add an extra Domain Controller (more specific the first DC in a new site)

Install Windows Server 2003 with same version and service pack level as other DC’s
Install all Windows Update patches
Set static IP
Put server in domain

Add or remove a role: Domain Controller (Active Directory)
Additional domain controller for an existing domain
Follow rest of wizard
After finishing wizard, reboot server

Add or remove a role: DNS server
Create forward and reverse lookup zones (recommended for large networks)
Yes, create a forward lookup zone now (recommended)
Create Primary Zone
[v] Store the zone in Active Directory…
Select how you want zone data replicated:
To all DNS servers in the Active Directory domain DOMAINNAME
Zone name: xxxxxxx
Allow only secure updates
Yes, create a reverse lookup zone now
Select the type of zone you want to create:
Primary zone
[v] Store the zone in Active Directory…
Select how you want zone data replicated:
To all DNS servers in the Active Directory domain DOMAINNAME
Network ID: x.x.x.x
Allow only secure dynamic updates
Forwarders: No, it should not forward queries

Now set the local DNS server as primary DNS server in the Domain Controller’s network properties.

Active Directory Sites and Services
Sites, New Site …
Right click server, Move, move to new site
Goto new server, NTDS Settings
New connection, add central Domain Controllers
Goto site, Licensing Site Settings
Enter Licensing Computer

Subnet, New Subnet
Address: x.x.x.0 (example: 10.1.20.0)
Mask: 255.x.x.0 (example: 255.255.255.0)
Select site object and click OK

Global Catalog:
Goto new server, NTDS Settings
Properties, General, check [v] Global Catalog to make it a global catalog

Add or remove a role: DHCP server
New scope wizard
Name: SCOPENAME
Start IP address: 10.x.x.x
End IP addrress: 10.x.x.x
Length: 24
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Exclusions … if necessary
Lease periode (default = 8 hours)

Scope options:
Router (Default Gateway): 10.x.x.x – Add
Domain Name and DNS Servers:
Parent domain: DOMAINNAME
Add current server as DNS server and 2nd / 3rd DNS server
If necessary add WINS Servers
Activate Scope:
Yes, I want to activate this scope now

Note: this sets the following Scope Options:
003 Router
006 DNS Servers
015 DNS Domain Name

Open DHCP console
Click Action, Authorize
Click Refresh

Rightclick Scope
Select Activate

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