How to join another server to an existing domain

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Hi, I currently have two servers which i will call 01 and 02. Server01 is my data server where my databases are in sql server and some user folders where the staff store their day to day files in. I have a third server that i want to add to this domain which i want it to act as a backup server of my server01 i.e the db's and files to do a daily backup on the 3rd server. My question is, how do i configure this 3rd server to do that? What are the steps to make the 3rd server a backup server and also add it to my existing domain?? Currently all i have done is give it an IP address and name...i m stuck from here. Please will appreciate your help as soon as possible.

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Are these Windows servers? I may be missing something but what’s stopping you from joining the domain in the system properties/computer name option? Just click on change and stick your details in. If you want a daily back up why not just schedule the NT backup to copy the data to a share on the 3rd server. The NT backup is a bit ropey in W2k (you’ll need to use command line switches for it to work) but later versions seem fine.

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  • PRINCESS8
    Hi, sorry i forgot to mention the OS is win2k server. I want this server to be in the existing forest of domains i.e it is a replica of the server01 in terms of active directory. It too should have the exact ad as the server01. I do not know how to add it to the forest. thanx for your help.
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  • Ursulus
    Firstly you'll need to add the new machine to the existing Domain, once you've done that, read up on 'Creating Backup Domain Controllers', the process is relatively straight forward but there are various things to keep in mind and the white papers on creating a backup domain controller will tell you what you need to know. Follow the link below. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/library/ServerHelp/4aae5014-fbce-42dc-b5f7-e1dde3072f38.mspx Malcolm
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