Configure Active Directory Domain Service in Windows Server 2012 R2 for SharePoint 2016

Configure Active Directory Domain Service in Windows Server 2012 R2 for SharePoint 2016
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In this post, we will discuss how we can configure active directory domain service in windows server 2012 R2 machine. Till this step make sure, the installation is fully completed. After this, the server will work as a domain controller.

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Open Server Manager and click on Add roles and features as shown in the fig below:

Configure Active Directory Domain Service in Windows Server 2012 R2 for SharePoint 2016
Configure Active Directory Domain Service in Windows Server 2012 R2 for SharePoint 2016

Then in the “Before You Begin” Screen click on Next. Then in the Installation Type, select “Role-based or feature-based installation” like below:

Configure Active Directory Domain Service in Windows Server 2012 R2 for SharePoint 2016
Configure Active Directory Domain Service in Windows Server 2012 R2 for SharePoint 2016

Then in the “Server Selection”, Select your server and click on Next.

Configure Active Directory Domain Service in Windows Server 2012 R2 for SharePoint 2016
Configure Active Directory Domain Service in Windows Server 2012 R2 for SharePoint 2016

Then in the “Server Roles”, select the check box “Active Directory Domain Services” as shown in the fig below:

Configure Active Directory Domain Service in Windows Server 2012 R2 for SharePoint 2016
Configure Active Directory Domain Service in Windows Server 2012 R2 for SharePoint 2016

Then in the AD DS screen click on Next.

Then in the Confirmation step, Confirm and click on “Install”. You can also select “Restart the destination server automatically if required” checkbox as shown in the fig below:

 Configure Active Directory Domain Service in Windows Server 2012 R2 for SharePoint 2016

Configure Active Directory Domain Service in Windows Server 2012 R2 for SharePoint 2016The installation will proceede and once finish, Close the dialog box as shown in the fig below:

 Configure Active Directory Domain Service in Windows Server 2012 R2 for SharePoint 2016

Configure Active Directory Domain Service in Windows Server 2012 R2 for SharePoint 2016Once the installation is over, in the Server Manager, you can see an error which says “Post-deployment Configuration. Configuration required for Active Directory Domain Services at “ServerName”. Promote this server to a domain controller.” as shown in the fig below and click on “Promote this server to a domain controller”.

This will open the “Active Directory Services Configuration Wizard”. In the Deployment COnfiguration choose “Add a new forest” as shown in the fig below, Give a root domain name.

 Configure Active Directory Domain Service in Windows Server 2012 R2 for SharePoint 2016

Configure Active Directory Domain Service in Windows Server 2012 R2 for SharePoint 2016Then in the Domain Controller Option, Select the checkbox “Domain Name System (DNS) server and give a password for “Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM)” as shown in the fig below:

 Configure Active Directory Domain Service in Windows Server 2012 R2 for SharePoint 2016

Configure Active Directory Domain Service in Windows Server 2012 R2 for SharePoint 2016In the DNS Options, if you are getting an error as “A delegation for this DNS server cannot be created because the authoritative parent zone cannot be found”, just ignore the warnings and click on Next as shown in the fig below:

Configure Active Directory Domain Service in Windows Server 2012 R2 for SharePoint 2016

Configure Active Directory Domain Service in Windows Server 2012 R2 for SharePoint 2016In the next screen, you can just view the NetBIOS name as shown in the fig below:

Windows-server-2012-r2-configure-AD-domain-service-sharepoint.png

Windows-server-2012-r2-configure-AD-domain-service-sharepoint.pngThen in the Paths, leave as it is for the paths of the AD DS databasem log files and SYSVOL as shown in the fig below:

 Configure Active Directory Domain Service in Windows Server 2012 R2 for SharePoint 2016

Configure Active Directory Domain Service in Windows Server 2012 R2 for SharePoint 2016In the Review, Options review all the selection and click on Next.

 Configure Active Directory Domain Service in Windows Server 2012 R2 for SharePoint 2016

Configure Active Directory Domain Service in Windows Server 2012 R2 for SharePoint 2016Then in the Prerequisites check, read the warning messages and then click on Install.

Once the installation finished, it will restart the machine and the new login will appear.

Hope this post will help.

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I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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