Install Active Directory Windows Server 2012 R2

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I. Prepare

Installed Windows Server 2012R2 on Virtual Box.

II. Install

1. Run [Start] – [Server Manager].

2. Click [Add roles and features].

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3. Click [Next] button.
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4. Select [Role-based or feature-based installation].

5. Select a Host which you’d like to add services.

6. Check a box [Active Directory Domain Services].

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7. Additional features are required to add AD DS. Click [Add Features] button.

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8. Click [Next] button.

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9. Click [Next] button.

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10. Click [Next] button.

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11. Click [Install] button.

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12. Installation is started.

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13. After finishing Installation, click [Close] button.

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III. Configure New DC (Domain Controler).

1. Run [Server Manager] and click [AD DS].

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2. Click [More…] link which is upper-right.

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3. Click [Promote this server to domain…] link.

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4. Check a box [Add a new forest] and input any Domain name you’d like to set for [Root domain name] field.

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5. Select [Forest functional level] and [Domain functional level]. 

Set any password for Directory Services Restore Mode.

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6. Click [Next] button.

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7. Set NetBIOS name.

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8. Specify Database folder or Log folder and so on. It’s Ok to keep default if you don’t have specific requirements.

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9. Check the contents you configured and click [Next] button.

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10. Click [Install] button. After finishing installation, System will restart.

11. After restarting System, logon name is changed as [Domain name]\[User name].

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The end! Happy with Windows Server. Thank you for reading the DevopsRoles page!

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