Adding Writable Domain Controllers
You establish a server as a domain controller by installing the necessary binaries for the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and then configuring the services using the Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard (Dcpromo.exe). If you are deploying Windows Server 2008 for the first time in a Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2000 forest, you must prepare Active Directory as discussed in "Deploying Windows Server 2008" in Chapter 2.
Installing Additional Writable Domain Controllers
Any computer running Windows Server 2008 can act as a domain controller. Essentially, domain controllers are database servers with extensive directory, application, and replication features. Because of this, the hardware ...