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remote deploy 100+ RODC using powershell

Hello we are deploying 100+ new Read Only Domain controllers.


We have single master/gold image. the image has been Sysprep'd


I would like to run powersehll script to finish installation once the system has been powered up in the remote location . 


I am looking for step by step insutrctions.


Can anyone assist?

Level 4 Contributor

Hello, nflnetwork29. First of all, you have to see if the installation of RODC fits your environment. The forest functional level should have the minimum of the Windows Server 2003 configuration.


After it, you will have to Pre-create a Read-only Domain Controller account and approve that DNS Server and Global catalog are chosen.


A complete how-to guide on every step of the process can be found here.


Make sure to have a Windows Server Backup Solution from NAKIVO in place if your organization's data means a lot to you, as users can accidentally overwrite or delete the files, software issues are always unplanned and no one expects storms, wars, fires and floods.