In this article I am going to show you how to create pre-staged RODC in windows server 2016. The steps are adding a new writable domain controller to an existing domain, with the exception that the staged RODC computer account contains configuration options decided at the time you staged the Read Only Domain Controller (RODC) computer account.
Create Pre-staged RODC in Server 2016
In this Step you will learn, how to create a staged RODC account and then attach a server to that account during RODC installation. To Create follow these steps.
Step-#1. Press windows button + R and search there for dsa.msc to open the active Directory Users and sites.
Step #2. In left side find Domain Controllers.
Step #3. Right, click and select Pre-create Read-only Domain Controller account.
Step#4. On the Network Credentials click next.
Step #5. Specify the Computer Name which you want to be Prestaged and click next.
Step #6. Click next in select a site page.
Step #7. In additional Domain Controllers Options click next. But again if you can also uncheck the DNS Server and Global Catalog.
Step #8. In the Specify the Password Replication page, click Add and insert the RODC group, that their Password account should be cached. When you are done click next.
Step #9. In the Delegation of RODC installation and Administration select a User to be the Admin of RODC.
Step 10. Click Finish.
Now take a look at the list of Domain Controllers, DC003 is Added there and also written unoccupied DC (Read-only, GC)
The stage RODC operation creates the RODC computer account in Active Directory. The Active Directory Users and Computers shows the Domain Controller Type as an Unoccupied DC Account. This domain controller types indicates that staged RODC account is ready for a server to attach to it as a read only domain controller.
And to attach a server to that account during RODC installation Click here.
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