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About this post
In this post we will cover the installation of necessary roles for Active Directory and Creating New domain.
- Windows server OS: Windows server 2016
- Static IPV4 assigned and IPV6 disabled
- If VM necessary tools for hypervisor is installed.
- Domain Name: sslabs.com ( will be used while creating domain)
Login to server – Open Server manager – Add roles and features (select)
Select Active Directory Domain Services
Select Add features ( this will add necessary features for Active Directory Domain Services)
Review – next
Click Install to install the roles
Once installation is finished – Click on Promote this server as domain controller
Creating New Domain
Select Add a New Forest ( this will create new domain) – Provide domain name
Leave Defaults and Provide Password for DSRM ( this will be used while doing a recovery of domain)
Review Netbios Name and Next ( some cases Netbios Name can be different, Give the Name here)
Review the paths ( if you would like to change the directory select there like D: or E:, But dont change path) – Next
Once Installation is finished, server will automatically restart.
Domain will be created as shown below. the admin tools can be accessible from control panel- admin tools or from server manager – tools
This Post is very basic, will do advanced once’s in another posts.
hope this is useful.