Domain Controller Options Not Supported By RODC

by [Published on 7 May 2009 / Last Updated on 1 Jan. 2009]

This article explains the DC Options which are not supported by a RODC.

RODC is a Read Only Domain Controller. Windows Server 2008 offers this feature. There are two DC Options not supported by the RODC. These two options are:

  • Making RODC a FSMO

A Domain Controller holding this role needs to write on the partition. Since a RODC contains only the Read Only copy of AD Database.

  • Making RODC a Bridgehead Server 

The main function of a Bridgehead server is accept the replication from it's partner and then distribute the changes to the local site domain controllers. RODC only performs Inbound Replication.

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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services and Windows Networking. He specializes in Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Directory Services, Failover Clusters, Hyper-V, PowerShell Scripting and System Center products. Nirmal has been involved with Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles on various sites and contributing to PowerShell-based Dynamic Packs for www.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.

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