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JuhaK

Achitecture question about PXE DP (RODC/DA)

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Hi,

 

Hmm, I want to get OSD working from our office where all machines are connected to domain via direct access. There is no domain network available or any servers. So I was wondering if it is possible to install RODC, which is connected to domain via Direct Access, and then I install WDS and distribution point with PXE boot on that RODC. After that I could use that RODC as PXE dp point and install our OSD images from it with pxe boot.

 

Another question, if I have normal desktop workstation I want to use as RODC (machine has 1 nic, maybe wireless also if using laptop).. How can I practically use it there... IF I machine was laptop, I could probaly use wireless connection for Direct Access connection to domain network and install DHCP on server and direct dhcp pool to LAN port... next I could put some small desktop switch on the lan port when there was couple of LAN ports for OSD machines...

 

I don't know, somehow this sounds little... weird.. Please help me to understand how can I achieve my goal here!

 

Using SCCM2012 SP1 if it matters here, also RODC would be 2008R2 or 2012

 

-Juha

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I would never install SCCM roles on a DC of any flavor. How many clients are you looking to support in the branch office? I would create the RODC independently and then configure a Windows 7 client as a distribution point if you have the available HD space, can ensure the machine stays persistently connected, and that your client load is not that large.

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the need here is only OSD and RODC is needed to get Direct Access to work. We install here 5-20 machines / month..

I need at least server 2008R2 for dp because win7 can't be used for pxe boot.. I don't think customer wants to pay for 2 server licenses only for osd.. That's why I'm installing sccm roles for rodc..

But if someone kindly could answer my second question here.. How it really goes in practically.. If I have a desktop workstation with server 2008R2 as rodc and pxe dp. Server is connected to domain via Direct Access.. how can I put it here to serving for my needs. The new pc's I'm installing can't be connected to office network because it's different network (not customers).. Should there be 2 NIC so that another is connected to network (DA/domain) and another is connected to basic desktop switch and then I connect new computers to that switch and I can boot them for pxe.. Of course in that case I need to install dhcp also in pxe dp server.. . someone? :)

Thanks!

 

-Juha

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Okay.. I don't know how to proceed here. windows 7 has this offline domain join tool (djoin.exe) but I'm not quite sure if it is right tool here or not. If someone with more experience could please help me here?! :)

For clarifying my case I've done this basic picture.. How can I accomplish my task for OSD here at office so that I don't need to manually create open vpn connections for getting Direct Access to work? Please advice!

 

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