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Is it possible to change an existing domain controller to a read-only domain controller? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    New here, really didn't know where to post this either - but couldn't find anything on this from searches so far. I'm a system administrator at a hospital. We have one domain controller that's off-site at one practice so they can hit the local DC for faster/more consistent logons. It's also used as a local print server. In talking with some coworkers we thought it might be a good idea for this DC to be a RODC. Is it possible to convert the DC to an RODC while in-use? If so, does anyone know a procedure for doing this?

    Thanks!!

    Thursday, April 7, 2016 8:19 PM

Answers

  • No you can't. 
    When you run DCPromo you specify the type of Domain Controller (DC) you want.  So you can either make a new member server an RODC or revert this DC to a member server and redo DCPromo
    Hope this helps and please mark as an answer if it does @deepfat
    • Marked as answer by SupesBurnsRed Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:59 PM
    Friday, April 8, 2016 8:00 AM

All replies

  • No you can't. 
    When you run DCPromo you specify the type of Domain Controller (DC) you want.  So you can either make a new member server an RODC or revert this DC to a member server and redo DCPromo
    Hope this helps and please mark as an answer if it does @deepfat
    • Marked as answer by SupesBurnsRed Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:59 PM
    Friday, April 8, 2016 8:00 AM
  • I didn't think it was possible, but you confirmed it for me. Thanks much!
    Wednesday, April 27, 2016 7:02 PM