How to Install Active Directory in Windows Server 2016

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INTRODUCTION

Active Directory (AD) is a directory service that Microsoft developed for Windows domain networks. It is included in most Windows Server operating systems as a set of processes and services. A server running Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) is called a domain controller. It authenticates and authorizes all users and computers in a Windows domain type network. -Wiki

In this scenario

  • Static IP address should be given (192.168.1.10)
  • DNS is also installed along with AD DS

TUTORIAL

Firstly, you have to install Windows Server 2016.

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Log in

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Open Server Manager

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Add roles and Features

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Click Next to continue

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Select Installation type (in this scenario role based is used)

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DNS and AD DS server roles are selected (if you want, DNS can be installed separately)

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Default Features were kept as it is

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Next

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Install

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Installation progress

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Close to finish installation

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Promote the Server to a domain controller

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Add a New Forest and provide the root domain name

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Choose the Desired forest and domain functional level and provide the DSRM password (Do not tick RODC in DC capabilities)

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Keep the default

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Default NetBIOS domain name is kept

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keep the default database locations

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Review Options

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Install

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After installation, restart the system

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Login as the domain administrator

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Check installed AD DS

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Check installed DNS

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How to Configure Active Directory on Windows Server 2003

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To configure Network Settings

Type ncpa.cpl  run command

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Provide appropriate IP addresses of the server and DNS (Server itself can be the DNS server if you don’t have another operational DNS)

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Install Active Directory

Type DCPromo  run command

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click Next to proceed

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Select Domain controller for a new domain

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Select Domain in a new forest

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Enter the DNS name for the new domain

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Keep the default for the Domain NetBIOS name

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Keep the default for the active directory database and log files destination folder

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Keep the default for the SYSVOL folder destination

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Keep the default for the DNS configuration

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appropriate permission level is selected. In this case default is chosen.

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Restore Mode password is given

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Click Next for the summary interface (after reading of course)

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Wait for a while….

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click Finish

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Restart the server

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Congratulations.. Active Directory is Installed now !!

How to Install Active Directory in Windows Server 2012 R2

Please note that,

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

Tutorial

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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Install

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After the installation server will be rebooted

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How to Install Active Directory in Windows Server 2008

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Please note that,

  • Static IP address is configured before AD installation in this guide
  • DNS server is installed with the AD

Tutorial

Open Server manager and select Roles

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Select Add Roles

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Next..

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Tick Active Directory Domain Services and Press Add Required Features

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Read and Press Next

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Press Install to install .Net Framework

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Press Close after the “Installation succeeded”

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Go back to Server Manager and click Active Directory Server Manager to configure AD

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Click Run the Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard (dcpromo.exe)

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Installation wizard will start. Proceed with next

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Read the information and move on

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Choose Create a new domain in a new forest

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Provied the appropriate Domain name

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Choose oldest opeating system in your organization

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Forest Functional Level
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Domain Functional Level
Install DNS server if you dont have any. This will install DNS server on the same server where AD is installed

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Provide Restore Mode password

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Finish AD installation and restart

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Congratualtions !! AD is installed on Windows Server 2008

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