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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Installing and Configuring Read-Only Domain Controllers

One of the important new features in Windows Server 2008 is the option to use read-only domain controllers (RODCs). RODCs provide all of the functionality that clients require while providing additional security for domain controllers deployed in branch offices. When configuring RODCs, you can specify which user account passwords will be cached on the server and configure delegated administrative permissions for the domain controller. This lesson describes how to install and configure RODCs.

What Are Read-Only Domain Controllers?

An RODC is a new type of domain controller that Windows Server 2008 supports. An RODC hosts read-only partitions of the AD DS database. This means that no changes ...

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