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- Server 2008
Read-Only Domain Controller in Server 2008 and Server Core provides an added level of security. RODC is best utilized on servers in remote locations or where the physical security of the server cannot be guaranteed.
RODC is also useful in situations where you have poor network bandwidth, a computer without the resources needed for a full install of Server 2008, or when you don’t have a user with enough expertise to have access to the domain-wide AD DS database.
Do you need a full Domain Controller for a branch office of 5 people? No, you really don’t. Using Windows Server Core and RODC you can create a great experience for your remote users that’s more secure and cheaper to implement.
In this video I show you how to turn your Server Core into a RODC. This is a little different than deploying RODC on a full install of Server 2008 that Coach showed you because we’re restricted to the command prompt.
Other Videos in this Series
- How to activate a newly installed Server Core edition of Server 2008
- How to assign a Computer Name to a Server Core and join it to a Domain
- Lesson 3: Install Roles & Features on Server 2008 Server Core
- How to setup and utilize Remote Administration on Server 2008 Server Core
- How to setup and utilize RODC on Server 2008 Server Core
Read more on how Windows Server 2008 Server Administrator Training offers career-minded practice with server administation, read-only domain controllers, server core, virtualization and more.