Can two identical fully licenced Windows 2000 servers both running the same DHCP, DNS and WINS configuration co-exist under Active Directory ready for disaster recovery failover and can they be configured to just automatically handover rather than transferring roles etc or will I need to consider using software such as CA BrightStor High Availability or moving to a Hardware Cluster Enviroment.
We have a customer who wants seemless failover without spending any money and I need to quote/justify the solution.
He is not happy with our solution which involves FMSO role transfer and ‘enablement’ of DHCP, DNS, WINS configurations with minimal downtime (especially during non office hours). Data is not an issue as this is held in another location.
Does multi-master replication help or will it not do the full job ??