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How to perform a role installation on Windows Server 2012 R2

Article Summary: This article is designed to provide instructions on how to perform a role installation on Windows Server 2012 R2


In this example the Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) role will be installed. Follow the steps in the solution to achieve this goal.

1. Install the ADDS role on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2.

a. Open Server Manager by pressing Windows Logo+R, type servermanager.exe and press Enter. The same task can be accomplished by pressing Windows Logo and selecting Server Manager on the left side of the screen.

b. Click Add roles and features in the Dashboard under Configure this local server.

c. Click Next on Before You Begin.

d. Select Role-based or feature-based installation for Installation Type and click Next.

e. Select W12R2-DC on the Server Selection page and click Next.

Note: Substitute the name of the server for W12R2-DC on step e.

f. Click Active Directory Domain Services to install it, click Add Features when prompted and click Next.

g. Click Next on Features.

h. Click Next on ADDS.

i. Click Install on Confirmation.

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Article ID: SLN290597

Last Date Modified: 06/29/2015 03:59 PM

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