Create an Additional Domain Controller in Windows Server 2003

  • Click Start, point to Run and type “dcpromo”.
  • The wizard windows will appear. Click Next.
  • In the Operating System Compatibility window click Next.
  • Choose Additional Domain Controller for an existing domain and click Next.
  • In the Network Credentials window enter the username and password for a Domain Admin in the domain you’re trying to join.
  • In the Additional Domain Controller window type or browse to select the domain to which you want to add the replica DC.
  • Accept the Database and Log file location dialog box, Click Next.
  • Accept the Sysvol folder location dialog box, Click Next.
  • Enter the Restore Mode administrator’s password, Click Next.
  • Review your settings and Click Next.
  • Click Finish.
  • You must reboot in order for the AD to function properly. Click Restart now.

How To Set Up DHCP Exclusion Range in Windows 2003 Server

  • First Login to the Server using an Administrator Account
  • Then open the DHCP Snap-In
  • Then in the Tree-View, Right Click on the Address Pool, and Click New Exclusion Range.
  • Add the Starting and Ending IP Address to Reserve, These Addresses are not published from the DHCP Server to the Hosts PCs.
  • Click Add then Close the Dialog Box.
  • Now you will find it’s Added to the Address Pool Automatically.

How To Set Up DHCP Reservation in Windows 2003 Server

  • First Login to the Server using an Administrator Account
  • Then open the DHCP Snap-In
  • Then in the Tree-View, Right Click on the Reservations, and Click New Reservation.
  • In the Next Dialog box Put a name to the Client, and the IP Address and also the MAC Address of that particular PC.
  • You can find it by using the ipconfig /all Command ( executing from the Host ), or you can ping to the Host Computer then run ARP cache ( arp -a ), then you can get the MAC Address from this.
  • Click Add
  • Then Login to the PC.

Raise the Domain Functional Level to Windows 2003

  • Login to the Primary Domain Controller, with administrator privileges.
  • Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers
  • Right-click the domain node and then click Raise Domain Functional Level.
  • Select Windows Server 2003 from the List.
  • Click Raise Button.
  • Click Ok in the Dialog Box.
  • Then It pop-up the Confirmation dialog Box, Click OK.
  • Now it’s Done you can verify it by doing the same.

What is RSoP

The defintion of Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) is the cumulative result of the priority application of Group Policy. The RSoP can be seen by using the gpresult tool, the RSoP snap-in for the MMC or through the Help and Support Center.

Method 01 : Using Run

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In Open box, type rsop.msc, and then click OK.

Method 02 : Using RSoP via MMC for Windows

  1. Click Start, Run, type mmc, and then click OK. This opens the Microsoft Management Console.
  2. Select Add/Remove Snap-in from the File menu, click the Add button, locate and select Resultant Set of Policy, and the click Add.
  3. At the Welcome to the