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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