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    Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC) Branch Office Guide

    This guide explains how to plan, deploy, and administer read-only domain controllers (RODCs) in branch offices.
    • Version:

      June 2009

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      689 KB

      KB Articles: KB949257KB944043

        This guide describes new features in Windows Server 2008 that can provide benefits for Active Directory deployments that include branch offices. It explains how to assess an existing deployment of domain controllers in branch offices to determine whether deploying read-only domain controllers (RODCs) in existing or future branch offices is appropriate for your organization. For more general information about how to install and configure an RODC, see Planning and Deploying Read-Only Domain Controllers ( For more information about deploying an RODC in a perimeter network (also known as DMZ), see Active Directory Domain Services in the Perimeter Network (Windows Server 2008) (
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows Server 2008

        Windows Server 2008
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