How to Install Domain Controller in Windows Server

In this blog, we are going to write step by step procedure on how to install a Domain Controller for new environment. This is what we explored when we were setting up our home lab for Virtualized Environment.

  • Go to Run and Type the command DCPROMO

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  • Click on Next.

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  • Click on Next.

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  • Select button on Create new domain in new forest.

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  • Type the Fully Qualified Domain name(FQDN). It will be your domain name.

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  • Select the Forest Function Level as per your environment need. Here we choosed windows server 2008R2.

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  • Click on DNS Server and click next

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  • Click on Yes button and click next

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  • Select the folder path for NTDS and SYSVOL which will install Active Directory Domain Controller Database, log files and SYSVOL.

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  • Set the Restore Mode Administrator password.

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  • Click on Next.

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  • Installation of Active Directory wizard screen will Appear.

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  • Click on Finish.

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  • Click onĀ  Button Restart now. It will restart your server.

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Domain and Domain Controller is ready now.

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How To – Enable NIC Teaming in Windows 10 using PowerShell

Hey All, Today I am going to write a blog on How to Enable NIC teaming in Windows 10 Operating System.

While I was configuring my home lab, I had planned to use existing two Network Adaptors as NIC teaming on a Windows 10 machine. I had explored the same and thought to share with you if you are also planning to configure NIC teaming in your environment. Here is PowerShell command you can use.

PowerShell Command to Enable NIC Teaming: –

New-NetLbfoTeam TeamName "[NIC1_NAME]","[NIC2_NAME]"

Steps: –

  • Login to Windows 10 Machine
  • Click Start and Search PowerShell.
  • Right Click on PowerShell and Open it as Administrator.
  • Type below command and press Enter.
New-NetLbfoTeam TeamName "[NIC1_NAME]","[NIC2_NAME]"
  • It will give a success message. Refer to below example.
  • Now you can check from ncpa.cpl (Type in Run), it will show Team Network Adaptor there.
  • Now configure IP address in Team Network Adaptor.

Example: –

Existing Network Adaptors

NIC

Command in PowerShell

NIC Teaming Success

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