Deploying Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2012 R2

Deploying Active Directory Domain Services 2012 R2

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   Guide 1.0
David Acevedo









Step By Step to deploy Active Directory Domain Services 

  1. Open your Server Manager Dashboard

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  1. Click on Manage then Add Roles and Features  it will appear the Wizard


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  1. Click Next 

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  1. Select Role-Based o feature-based installation and Next

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  1. Select a server from the server pool and Next.
Note:    In my case is the DC01 but you can have multiple servers  add them the roles/features and you don’t need to access the remote servers. This helps you to consolidate administration.

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  1. Select Active Directory Domain Services and all required features for ADDS click Add Features and Next.

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  1. Next on Features Tab
  2. Next on AD DS

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  1. Now Install  (I recommend to select the Auto Restart )

  1. Now you are Installing AD DS

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  1. Now you need to promote this server to a domain controller

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  1. Click on Promote this server to a domain controller

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  1. In my scenario I will select Add a new forest and click Next 

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  1. Now you have to configure the Forest/domain functional level in my case will be Windows Server 2012 because my hierarchy is in 2012. 

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  1. Set the Password for the DSRM and click Next

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  1. DNS Option click Next

  1. Additional Options verify the NetBIOS name assigned you always can change it. 

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  1. Paths  click Next

  1. Review Options click Next
    1. (at this point you can export this configuration to Power Shell and use for future installations)
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  1. Prerequisites Check click Next 

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  1. Install you can always monitor progress on the Server Manager Dashboard by Clicking the Flag

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  1. Results  the server will re-bounce  automatically

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  1. Now you have Active Directory Domain Services 2012 R2  installed and configured.

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  1. Thanks,