How to Install Active Directory in Windows Server 2012 R2

Please note that,

  • IP is configured statically
  • DNS server is installed with the AD


Click on “Add roles and features”

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click Next

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By default Role based or feature based installation option is selected. Press Next

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Select the appropriate Server and press Next.

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Select both Active Directory Domain Services and DNS server roles.

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Press Next

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Press Install to start the installation process.

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wait till the Installation finishes

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Promote this server to a domain controller

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Add a new forest

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Provide the DSRM password

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In this case the default is selected

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NetBIOS name is given (default)

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keep the default

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review the options

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After the installation server will be rebooted

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