In this Windows tutorial, we will disucss how to configure active directory domain services in Windows server 2012.
In any version of SharePoint, we need to import user profiles from Active Directory (AD). The base of AD is ADDS (Active Directory Domain Services). In this article, I am presenting a step by step approach to configure ADDS. In order to configure we need to configure DNS first. Please refer to configuring DNS step by step.
Configure Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012
Follow the below steps to configure ADDS.
1. Log on to server and open Server manager
2. Click on Manage and click on Add Role and Feature.
Then click on Next -> Next and in the Server Roles, check “Active Directory Domain Services” checkbox like below and in the Add Roles and Features Wizard, click on Add Features like below:
Then in the Active Directory Domain Services wizard click on Next.
Then in the Confirm installation selection wizard dialog, check the check box, Restart the destination server automatically if required like below:
Then click on Promote this server to a domain controller like below:
The choose Add a new forest, give a root domain name like below:
Then in the Domain controller options give a password like below:
Then in the Additiona Options give the NetBIOS domain name as something like below:
Then int the path let it take the default paths like below:
Then it will display the details like below:
Then in the Prerequisites check dialog box click Next.
Then from the home page click on Tools -> Active Directory Users and Computers
Then you can see the newly created AD Domain Controller with default users and permission settings like below:
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I am Krishna.Vandanapu a SharePoint architect working in IT from last 13+ years, I worked in SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and Office 365. I have extensive hands on experience in customizing SharePoint sites from end to end. Expertise in SharePoint migration tools like Sharegate, Doc Ave and Metalogix. Migrated SharePoint sites from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 and 2010 to 2013 several times seamlessly. Implementing CSOM with Microsoft best practices. Spent quality time in configuring SharePoint application services like User Profile, Search, Managed Meta data services etc. Now exploring SharePoint Framework and SharePoint 2019