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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

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Add local group using Group Policies

Add a Group Policy in:

Computer Configuration, Windows Settings, Scripts (Startup/Shutdown) -> Startup and apply to the appropriate OU’s.

Add a batch file here with the following content (example):

NET LOCALGROUP Administrators /ADD “DOMAINNAME\Domain Admins”
NET LOCALGROUP Administrators /ADD “DOMAINNAME\Group_IT”

Now you can simply add the necessary users in “DOMAINNAME\Group_IT”, and they will have local administrator rights on the PC’s in the selected OU’s.