If you are involved in a project to plan or upgrade Active Directory in your branch offices, you may have questions such as: What type of domain controller should I use for a given branch office? Does a given branch office even need a Domain Controller? What topology should I use? How do I monitor AD at the Branch Office location? Can I upgrade an existing 2003 Domain Controller to a Windows Server 2008 RODC? All these questions and more are answered in the new RODC Branch Office Guide, which explains how to plan, deploy, and administer read-only domain controllers (RODCs) in branch office environments.
This guide describes new features in Windows Server 2008 that can provide benefits for Active Directory deployments that include branch offices. It explains how to assess an existing deployment of domain controllers in branch offices to determine whether deploying read-only domain controllers (RODCs) in existing or future branch offices is appropriate for your organization. For more general information about how to install and configure an RODC, see Planning and Deploying Read-Only Domain Controllers. For more information about deploying an RODC in a perimeter network (also known as DMZ), see Active Directory Domain Services in the Perimeter Network (Windows Server 2008).
Get the Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC) Branch Office Guide here:
- TechNet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd734758(WS.10).aspx
- Download Center: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=153714