Read Only Domain Controllers – Features and Benefits

The folowing is a list of features and benefits for read only domain controllers.


Features:


The deployment of RODC major features :


  • Unattended installation and DCPROMO changes. You install an RODC by selecting Additional Options in the DCPROMO wizard.
  • Read-Only Active Directory database. This prevents changes to the directory.
  • Unidirectional replication. Since the directory is read-only, replication only occurs to the RODC. This reduces WAN traffic.
  • Credential caching. The RODC does not store accounts but caches credentials for accounts that use it to log on. You can configure the caching policy using DCPROMO.

Benefits:


Here are the benefits of deploying RODC:


  • Reduced security risk to a writable copy of Active Directory.
  • Better logon times compared to authenticating across a WAN link.
  • Better access to the authentication resource on the network.
  • Better performance of directory-enabled applications.

Jeff Loucks
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