This windows tutorial explains we will discuss active directory windows server 2012 r2. We will see how to install active directory in windows server 2012 r2 step by step.
Also, we will see how to configure active directory in windows server 2012 r2. Then we will see how to add the server to the domain controller in windows server 2012 R2.
Install and configure an active directory in Windows 2012 r2
Follow the below steps to install and configure an active directory in windows server 2012 r2.
Now, we will see how to install and configure an active directory in windows server 2012 r2.
Open Server Manager in windows server 2012 r2. Then click on Add roles and features which will open the wizard.
Then in the add role and feature wizard, in the “Before you begin” page and click on next.
Then in the Installation Type page click on Role-based or feature-based installation which is by default. Then click on Next.
Then in the Server Selection select Select a server from the server pool radio button. Choose the server and then click on Next.
Then in the Server Roles page select Active Directory Domain Services and click on Next. Then it will add features that are required for Active Directory Domain Services?. There click on Add Features like below.
Then you can see the Installation like below:
Then the installation will over, we can add the server to the domain controller.
Add Server to Domain Controller in Windows Server R2
Now we will see how to add the server to a domain controller. Follow the below steps.
Open server manager and then click on the warning message, then click on post deployment configuration dialog box will come. Here we have to click on Promote this server to a domain controller.
Then in the Deployment Configuration page, choose to add a new forest and give a Root domain name then click on Next.
Then in Domain Controller Options page give DSRM password and click on Next.
Then Leave the DNS options page and click on next now additional options page will come.
By default, The NETBIOS domain name will get auto-populated based on the domain forest we have provided.
Then it will display the Database, Log and SYSVOL folder path, you can keep the default path or you can change. This looks like below:
Then in the Review Options page, it will display all the options like below. Click Next here.
In the Prerequisites Check page, it will check for all the prerequisites, if every prerequisites check successfully passed, we can start the installation. See the fig for references.
Once you click on the Install button, the installation will start like below:
Once the installation process will be completed and the system will automatically get restarted. Next time it will show the domain name like “TSINFO\Administrator”.
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In this tutorial, we learned how to install and configure an active directory in windows server 2012 r2, and also we have discussed how to add a server to the domain controller in windows server 2012 r2.
Bhawana Rathore is a Microsoft MVP (3 times in Office Apps & Services) and a passionate SharePoint Consultant, having around 10 years of IT experience in the industry, as well as in .Net technologies. She likes to share her technical expertise in EnjoySharePoint.com and SPGuides.com