Active directory domain services in windows server 2016

Active directory domain services windows server 2016

What is Active directory domain services?
Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) stores directory data and manages communication between users and domains, including user logon processes, authentication, and directory searches. An Active Directory domain controller is a server that is running AD DS.

In this article, I have explained how to create and configure user profile using Active directory domain services in windows server 2016.

Log on to windows server machine
Navigate into Server Manager
Click on manage -> Add roles and features

Active directory domain services windows server 2016
Active directory domain services windows server 2016

Pick “Role based are feature based installation” -> Click Next


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active directory domain services

Pick the server from the server pool -> click Next

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Active directory domain services windows server 2012 r2

Check “Active directory domain services” -> Click next

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active directory domain services configuration wizard 2016

Click Next



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how to open active directory domain services configuration wizard 2012

Click Next

how to open active directory domain services configuration wizard
how to open active directory domain services configuration wizard

Click Next
And check “Restart destination services automatically” -> Click Install

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how to run active directory domain services configuration wizard
active directory domain services configuration wizard 2016
active directory domain services configuration wizard 2016

Click Close

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how to setup active directory on windows server 2016

After successful installation
Click on the Flag “Promote this server into domain controller”


windows server 2016 active directory users and computers
windows server 2016 active directory users and computers

Click Add Forest and Provide the root domain name

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how to setup active directory on windows server 2012 r2

Click Next and provide “Directory services recovery password”

active directory domain services configuration wizard
active directory domain services configuration wizard

Click Next

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active directory domain services configuration wizard 2016

Leave the NETBIOS name by default “SHAREPOINT2016”

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active directory domain services configuration wizard 2012 r2 step by step

Provide the location for AD DS database

active directory domain services configuration wizard 2012 r2 step by step
active directory domain services configuration wizard 2012 r2 step by step

Click next and click Install

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active directory domain services configuration wizard 2016 step by step
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active directory domain controller

After successful installation
Click on Tools -> Active directory users and computers

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active directory domain services unavailable

Click on N
New user icon
Create a user name and provide password

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active directory domain services is currently unavailable
windows server 2016 active directory users and computers
windows server 2016 active directory users and computers

Click Finish

windows server 2016 active directory users and computers
windows server 2016 active directory users and computers

Let’s login with username and password.
Happy Learning!….

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