RODC

Read Only Domain Controller

With Windows Server 2008, there is the option to promote a member server to a RDOC, or Read Only Domain Controller.  Just as the name suggests, it is a domain controller that is non-writable; read-only copy.  The purpose of a RODC is actually simple: Security. Instead of putting a regular DC at a small remote branch office, where the server sits in a closet with the cleaning supplies, consider making that DC read-only.  In a perfect world, ever server would be behind locked doors, with restricted access – but that[…]

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