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Checklist: Creating an additional domain controller in an existing domain

Updated: May 1, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Checklist: Creating an additional domain controller in an existing domain


Step Reference

(Optional) Review concepts about creating additional domain controllers over the network or by using backup media.

Creating an additional domain controller

(Optional) Review concepts about security and other options available when using the Active Directory Installation Wizard.

Using the Active Directory Installation Wizard

Verify that the server on which you will be installing Active Directory has an NTFS partition.

Reformatting or converting a partition to use NTFS

(Optional) Review the role of a domain controller.

Domain controllers

Verify that you are a member of the Domain Admins group in the domain where you will be adding the domain controller.

Default groups

Verify that DNS is properly configured before installing Active Directory.

Checklist: Verifying DNS before installing Active Directory

Configure antivirus scanning exceptions.

Managing Antivirus Software on Active Directory Domain Controllers

Create the domain controller.

Create an additional domain controller

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