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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Windows 2000/2003 Replication through a Firewall

Written on May 21, 2012 at 1:39 pm, by

To establish secure communications between DC’s defined and variable ports (High Ports) need to be able to communicate. In the scenario defined below the internal dc’s have no outbound restrictions, inbound is restricted to a need to have with the restriction of 200 RPC ports are set for on demand need.   The following port […]

How to Remotely Promote Server Core to a Read Only Domain Controller (RODC)

Written on May 3, 2012 at 6:51 am, by

If you would like to promote a Windows 2008 server core o/s to a RODC but the server is at a remote location, you can run into multiple road blocks. Firewall ports need to be opened, remote management needs to be enabled plus you need configuration information configured. The following text should help assist you […]

External Forest Trust Configuration with a Firewall – Windows 2003 and NT4

Written on May 1, 2012 at 8:48 am, by

An external forest trust relies on NetBIOS name resolution, dns is not involved. All trust communication traffic flows between the Windows 2003 PDCe and the PDC. It doesn’t matter how you have your LMHosts table setup or your firewall setup the trust is only going to work with these two being able to talk to […]