Branch Office: Removing an RODC from AD

Well eventually you are going to remove an RODC and if you are running in a test lab sooner rather than later. Microsoft has a TechNet Article which covers removing the RODC with the claim that AD metadata is removed. I have not found that to be entirely accurate. This post reflects my experience and the additional items which needed to be removed. This post reflects how to remove the RODC when the server has been lost or stolen, or in my case restored to an earlier backup. Note: If the RODC is still connected to the domain follow the … Continue reading Branch Office: Removing an RODC from AD

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 … Continue reading Read Only Domain Controllers – Features and Benefits