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Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controller Placement

Q: A company's IT team is planning the placement of domain controllers for their multi-site domain. The team needs to know what is recommended.

Which of the following should be considered when recommending domain controller placement for a multi-site domain?

  1. Exchange server location
  2. SQL server location
  3. SharePoint server location
  4. WAN link, authentication, and logon performance availability

Answer is D. If WAN link, authentication, and logon performance availability is not 100 percent, compare the cost of logon traffic created by a location without a domain controller versus the cost of replication traffic created by placing a domain controller at the location.

Quick Tip: In locations with inadequate physical security, deploying a read-only domain controller (RODC) is the recommended solution.

Reference: Planning Regional Domain Controller Placement

Bonus Question: What is the name of the technology that can automate the updating of Windows Server 2012 R2 clusters? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)  

Answer to bonus question from last week: In a single domain Windows Server 2012 R2 forest each domain controller should be configured as a global catalog server.

About the Author

Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at [email protected].

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