Are there any known problems making an existing fileserver second

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by btbadmin, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. btbadmin

    btbadmin Guest


    i'm want to make my existing fileserver (Windows Server 2003) to a second
    domain controller. The first domain controller is a Windows Server 2003 R2.
    Are there any known problems in making an fileserver to a domain controller?
    Something i should keep an eye on making the fileserver to another DC?
    btbadmin, Mar 25, 2008
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  2. Howdie!
    As long as it's only about file shares on the server - not really. Be
    sure to not shoot yourself in the foot by granting everyone Full Control
    on C:\ and subfolders - or make it writeable so that users might fill up
    the disk. That might expose/damage your AD.

    So apart from the security perspective that you should run as few
    services as possible: no known problems afaik.


    Florian Frommherz [MVP], Mar 25, 2008
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  3. btbadmin

    btbadmin Guest

    Thanks a lot for your reply, Florian, this is very helpful for me.
    I make the fileserver to a second DC next week. If i meet a problem,
    i will post it here.

    Thanks & Regards

    btbadmin, Mar 26, 2008
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