Windows Server 2022

Configure Read Only Domain Controller on Windows Server 2022

This Windows Server 2022 Tutorial covers how to Configure Read Only Domain Controller on Windows Server 2022. Windows Server Active Directory Domain Service (ADDS) is a directory service that stores information about all objects in the domain and makes this data available to network users and administrators. Active Directory Domain Service provides secure, structured, hierarchical data storage for objects and the admin can easily manage all objects. The Active Directory Domain Controller is a server that runs Active Directory Domain Service and domain controllers to give the network user access to permitted resources anywhere on the network through a single logon process. A read-only domain controller (RODC) is a server that contains a read-only copy of an active directory database and responds to security authentication requests.

Demo environment

  • Computer Name: server2.test.com
  • Operating System: Windows Server 2022 Datacenter
  • IP Address: 192.168.3.4
  • Domain: test.com
  • Current domain controller (DC): server1.test.com
  • DC Operating System: Windows Server 2022 Datacenter
  • DC IP Address: 192.168.3.3
  • DNS Server IP address: 192.168.3.3

Prerequisite Required

  • Configure Static IP Address
  • Configure Computer Name
  • Install Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS)

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Steps for configuring read only domain controller

  1. Promote this server to a domain controller
  2. Deployment Configuration
  3. Domain Controller Options
  4. Additional Options
  5. Paths
  6. Review Options
  7. Prerequisites Check

1. Promote this server to a domain controller

Click Promote this server to a domain controller.

Configure Read Only Domain Controller on Windows Server 2022

2. Deployment Configuration

Select Add a new domain to an existing domain and click Select.

Configure Read Only Domain Controller on Windows Server 2022

Enter Username and Password (Domain Administrator) and click OK.

Configure Read Only Domain Controller on Windows Server 2022

Select the Domain and click OK.

Configure Read Only Domain Controller on Windows Server 2022

Click Next to continue.

Configure Read Only Domain Controller on Windows Server 2022

3. Domain Controller Options

Select the forest functional level, and domain functional level, and Specify domain controller capabilities as per your requirement.

Type the Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) password and click Next.

Configure Read Only Domain Controller on Windows Server 2022

Click Next to continue.

Configure Read Only Domain Controller on Windows Server 2022

4. Additional Options

Specify additional replication options and click Next. In this tutorial, we configure replication from any domain controller.

Configure Read Only Domain Controller on Windows Server 2022

5. Paths

Specify the location of the AD DS database, Database folder, Log files folder, and SYSVOL folder (Keep it as the default location), and click Next.

  • Database folder: C:\Windows\NTDS
  • Log files folder: C:\Windows\NTDS
  • SYSVOL folder: C:\Windows\SYSVOL
Configure Read Only Domain Controller on Windows Server 2022

6. Review Options

Verify all the settings and click Next.

Configure Read Only Domain Controller on Windows Server 2022

7. Prerequisites Check

Prerequisites need to be validated before ADDS is installed on this server. Click Install.

Configure Read Only Domain Controller on Windows Server 2022

Once the Active Directory Domain Services configuration is complete you will need to reboot.

Open Server Manager Click Tools and Select Active Directory Users and Computers.

Configure Read Only Domain Controller on Windows Server 2022

Select Domain Controllers and Verify the DC Type.

Configure Read Only Domain Controller on Windows Server 2022