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Dan
Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:29 pm
 
Hi,

I have come to realize that I am pushing my luck with my current PDC
(primary domain controller) as it has been up and running full time
since 2000. I am looking to see if I can allow a machine that is
running windows XP pro to serve as a backup PDC that will run
concurrently with my current PDC (so that if my current PDC goes down
suddenly, there is no down time). Can this be done with a windows xp
pro machine? If so can you direct me to a website that explains the
process or describe it yourself? (please don't say Google it as I
already have) Also, what would be a good permanent solution with
regards to replacing my current PDC with a brand new one (there are
approximately 20 users on my network - and I prefer Dell).

Any help anyone can give me will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Daniel
 
Kurt
Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:45 pm
 
Dan wrote:
Quote:
Hi,

I have come to realize that I am pushing my luck with my current PDC
(primary domain controller) as it has been up and running full time
since 2000. I am looking to see if I can allow a machine that is
running windows XP pro to serve as a backup PDC that will run
concurrently with my current PDC (so that if my current PDC goes down
suddenly, there is no down time). Can this be done with a windows xp
pro machine? If so can you direct me to a website that explains the
process or describe it yourself? (please don't say Google it as I
already have) Also, what would be a good permanent solution with
regards to replacing my current PDC with a brand new one (there are
approximately 20 users on my network - and I prefer Dell).

Any help anyone can give me will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Daniel

You cannot use XP Pro as a backup DC. Are you running NT4? If not, there
are no PDC's anymore, just DC's. If it's Windows 2000, you can get brand
new copies on eBay cheap.

Kurt
 
Dan
Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:39 pm
 
On Apr 9, 9:45 am, Kurt <ku...@nospam.olypen.com> wrote:
Quote:
Dan wrote:
Hi,

I have come to realize that I am pushing my luck with my current PDC
(primary domain controller) as it has been up and running full time
since 2000. I am looking to see if I can allow a machine that is
running windows XP pro to serve as a backup PDC that will run
concurrently with my current PDC (so that if my current PDC goes down
suddenly, there is no down time). Can this be done with a windows xp
pro machine? If so can you direct me to a website that explains the
process or describe it yourself? (please don't say Google it as I
already have) Also, what would be a good permanent solution with
regards to replacing my current PDC with a brand new one (there are
approximately 20 users on my network - and I prefer Dell).

Any help anyone can give me will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Daniel

You cannot use XP Pro as a backup DC. Are you running NT4? If not, there
are no PDC's anymore, just DC's. If it's Windows 2000, you can get brand
new copies on eBay cheap.

Kurt

Is it possible to use a Suse Linux machine as the backup DC on a
windows NT4 network? If so how? If you haven't already noticed, I am
not very knowledgeable in this area of networking. I am simpling
looking for a way to ensure no down time in the likely event that my
current DC fails, without purchasing new hardware.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks,
Daniel
 
 
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