DC: Install Active Directory

This procedure describes the steps for installing Active Directory on the server DC to create the TECHREADY.RO domain

Note: The procedure assumes that you have already installed Windows Server 2008 R2 on the server and you have configured the server with a static IP address.

Prerequisites

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 was installed on the server DC.
  • You have configured a static IP address according with the lab configuration.

Installation and configuration steps

  1. Logon on the DC server using the local Administrator account.
  2. From the Start menu launch the Server Manager console. In the left pane select Roles and in the right pane click Add Roles.
  3. Add Roles Wizard will start. In the Before You Begin window click Next.
  4. In the Select Server Roles window check Active Directory Domain Services then click Next.
  5. In the Active Directory Domain Services window click Next.
  6. In the Confirm Installation Selections window click Install.
  7. In the Installation Results window click Close.
  8. From Start menu select Run. In the Run window type dcpromo and click OK.
  9. In the Welcome to the Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard click Next.
  10. In the Operating System Compatibility window click Next.
  11. In the Choose a Deployment Configuration window select Create a new domain in a new forest and click Next.
  12. In the Name the Forest Root Domain window type the domain name and click Next.
  13. In the Set Forest Functional Level window click Next.
  14. In the Set Domain Functional Level window click Next.
  15. In the Additional Domain Controller Options window check DNS Server and click Next.
  16. In the Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard window click Yes
  17. In the Location for Database, Log Files and SYSVOL window click Next.
  18. In the Directory Services Restore Mode Administrator Password window type a password and click Next.
  19. In the Summary window click Next.
  20. Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard will configure Active Directory.
  21. In the Completing the Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard window click Finish.
  22. In the Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard window click Restart Now.
  23. After restart logon with domain Administrator account and launch Active Directory Users and Computers.
  24. Verify the computer’s TCP/IP configuration.
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