How to Setup RODC For Windows Server 2008 R2


In this tutorial How to Setup Read Only Domain Controller For Windows Server 2008 R2 is shown.

  • Firstly you have to install windows server 2008 R2 server

Configure Network Card (provide a static IP address and DNS)

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promote to a domain controller using dcpromo command

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Click Next to continue

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Select the option: Add a domain controller to an existing domain

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Provide the user credentials to perform the installation

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Select the domain for the additional domain controller

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Select a site

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Select following options

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Keep the locations for AD DS database, log files and SYSVOL as it is

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Provide DSRM password and select Read Only Domain Controller (RODC)

Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) is a special boot mode for repairing or recovering Active Directory. It is used to log on to the computer when Active Directory has failed or needs to be restored.

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Congratulations RODC is installed



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