Installing Active Directory Domain Services and promoting the server to a domain controller


Installing Active Directory Domain Services and promoting the server to a domain controller







Article Summary: This article provides information on installing Active Directory Domain Services using Windows PowerShell and promoting a Windows Server Core server to a domain controller



Solution:

Install Active Directory Domain Services using Windows PowerShell in Windows Server 2012 R2 Core.

1. Type Start PowerShell and press Enter within the Command Prompt window to open a new Windows PowerShell console window.



2. Type Add-WindowsFeature AD-Domain-Services and press Enter to install Active Directory Domain Services.








Create a new Active Directory forest and domain, install Domain Name Services (DNS) and promote the server to a domain controller using Windows PowerShell in Windows Server 2012 R2 Core.

1. Type Start PowerShell and press Enter within the Command Prompt window to open a new Windows PowerShell console window.



2. Type Install-ADDSForest -DomainName vdom.local -InstallDNS and press Enter to create a new forest and domain named vdom.local.

Note: Replace vdom.local with the correct name of the forest and domain.

3. Type the Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) password twice and press Enter to save the password. The DSRM password is referred to as the SafeModeAdministratorPassword in Windows PowerShell.



4. Type A and press Enter to configure the server as a domain controller and install DNS.



5. The domain controller promotion will complete and the server will be rebooted finalizing the process.



Additional Information:

This information applies to Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.



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Article ID: HOW10253

Last Date Modified: 09/14/2019 12:25 AM

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