How to install Read Only Domain Controller 2012 R2

How to install Read Only Domain Controller 2012 R2

In this post, we’ll learn the steps to install read only Domain Controller 2012 R2. A read-only domain controller is a server that host a read-only copy of active directory which is hosted from any writable domain controller in the domain. Information stored on RODC has been authenticated to the authorized users and computers only. RODC will forward the access and authentication requests to the writable domain controller because the newly RODC  cannot authenticate the users and computers.

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3 thoughts on “How to install Read Only Domain Controller 2012 R2

  • April 1, 2016 at 1:34 pm
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    Thanks for this wonderful article to create Read Only Domain Controller. Do we need to create a Writable Domain Controller to create the RODC or it can be created without creating the Writable Domain Controller? Early reply would be appreciated

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    • April 1, 2016 at 1:36 pm
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      You need to promote a Domain Controller before you promote a RODC. RODC is only a readable Domain Controller and it cannot be created without Writable Domain Controller. Hope it helps.

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  • November 26, 2016 at 8:26 pm
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    If I’ve multiple sites and at each location I have multiple domain controllers then where shall I host my RODC (Read Only Domain Controller). I need to place it on the First site or it needs to be placed at each site.

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