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For centralized management of the users, resources, and group policies we need to promote the Window Server machine from a member server to an Active Directory (AD) Domain Controller (DC).  This is accomplished through the Server Manager by adding the Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) Role.

Note: Before adding the role, change the computer name to ServerX, where X is your seat number.

 

Active Directory

 

Launch Server Manager.

Click Add Roles and Features.

 

Active Directory

 

Click Next.

Active Directory

 

Select Role-based or feature-based installation and press Next.

 

Active Directory

 

Since we are installing the forest locally, we will select “Select a server from the server pool

Select the server, in our case its Server5.

Press Next.

 

Active Directory

 

Select Active Directory Domain Services.

 

Active Directory

 

When you check off Active Directory Domain Services a dialog window will pop up

Press Add Features.

 

Active Directory

 

Press Next.

Active Directory

Press Next on the features section, you do not need to check anything off here.  Some options will be checked off by default because we selected Active Directory Domain Services in the previous section.

 

Active Directory

 

Read the important things to note about this installation.

Press Next.

 

Active Directory

 

Press Install.

Active Directory

 

Installation will complete. Press Close.

 

Active Directory

 

Configure ADDS Forest and Domain

Next time your launch Server Manager. You will see a notification icon. Press the exclamation point. Select Promote this server to a domain controller.

 

ADDS

Warning: Do not create new Active Directory forests with the same name as an external DNS name. For example, if your Internet DNS URL is http://contoso.com, you must choose a different name for your internal forest to avoid future compatibility issues. That name should be unique and unlikely for web traffic. For example: corp.contoso.com.

 

Select Add a new forest

Specify the root domain name, in our case its FullerX.local, where X is your seat number, or it will be assigned to you by the instructor.

 

Press Next.

 

ADDS

 

In our new lab all servers will be Windows Server 2012. So we will be setting the functional level to Windows Server 2012. To understand more about Functional Levels please visit: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771294.aspx

We will select Domain Name System (DNS), because ADDS needs DNS. This machine will function as the DNS server for the whole forest.  Enter a password for Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM).  Press Next.

 

ADDS

 

Press Next. If there was an existing DNS server you would be able to change this option.

ADDS

 

If you set the domain name to 8 characters or less, the NetBIOS name will be the same as the domain name. If the domain name is longer, it would have been truncated. You can, however, make this anything you want. More information on NetBIOS Domain Names: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc961556.aspx

Press Next.

 

ADDS

Press Next.

ADDS

Press Install.

In our case, we may get a couple of warnings.  It is important to make sure your Domain Controller and DNS Servers use static IP’s.

 

 

ADDS

 

After Installation, Press Close.

 

ADDS

 

Setup will reboot the server, you will notice that the domain name is now in front of the username.

 

One thing to take note of is that when DNS gets installed it will point the preferred DNS Server to itself and within DNS it will use the DNS Server that was in there before as a forwarder.

 

ADDS

 

 

 

 

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