Installing a Read-Only Domain Controller

RODCs can be implemented on a full or core installation of Windows Server 2012. The installation can be performed in a standard or in a staged manner. Because RODCs are tailored toward branch office implementations where physical security and theft are a concern, it is a best practice to heighten security even further by installing an RODC on a Server Core installation. A Server Core installation minimizes surface attacks and provides the maximum amount of protection in the event of a system breach.

The upcoming sections include step-by-step procedures for installing an RODC on a full installation of Windows Server 2012, installing an RODC on a Windows Server 2012 Server Core installation, and performing ...

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