3 sites, How to setup Active directory

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Active Directory
Backup Domain Controller (BDC)
BDC
Network design
PDC
Primary Domain Controller (PDC)
VPN
Hey guys, I am deploying a network for a business, here is the plan There are 3 sites A,B,C site A: 43 clients, all the servers are in a rack in the basement site B: 20 clients site C: 20 clients i want AD fcourse but i'm wondering if it is possible to use site A domain controller as PDC, and put a BDC on site B,C so if site A is down users can still log-on to domain, and if either site B or C is down, then site A can still work because of dc on B,C (all trough vpn) network drawing included If you see any improvements i would like to know, (failover is important) Money is not really an issue, but not over the top http://img143.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gif1gq4.gif [URL=http://imageshack.us]

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PDC and BDC went away with NT. All domain controllers are writable in server 2000/2003. What I would recommend as a starting point, is to put domain controllers in each location. On one domain controller in each location, you would make it a global catalog (GC). You would also make sites and associate the each subnet with the appropriate site. You would configure you DHCP in each site to issue the appropriate IP, subnet, DNS, WINS (is used) etc.
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Good luck
dmw

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