How to install and configure Active directory windows server 2012 r2

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.

active directory windows server 2012 r2
active directory windows server 2012 r2

Then in the add role and feature wizard, in the “Before you begin” page and click on next.

install and configure windows 2012 r2 active directory and domain controller
install and configure windows 2012 r2 active directory and domain controller

Then in the Installation Type page click on Role-based or feature-based installation which is by default. Then click on Next.

install and configure active directory domain controller
install and configure active directory domain controller

Then in the Server Selection select Select a server from the server pool radio button. Choose the server and then click on Next.

how to setup active directory on windows server 2012 r2
how to setup active directory on windows server 2012 r2

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.

active directory domain controller windows server 2012 r2
active directory domain controller windows server 2012 r2

Then you can see the Installation like below:

how to configure domain controller in windows 2012 server
how to configure domain controller in windows 2012 server

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.

install active directory domain services windows server 2012 r2
install active directory domain services windows server 2012 r2

Then in the Deployment Configuration page, choose to add a new forest and give a Root domain name then click on Next.

configure active directory domain services windows server 2012 r2
configure active directory domain services windows server 2012 r2

Then in Domain Controller Options page give DSRM password and click on Next.

active directory windows server 2012 tutorial
active directory windows server 2012 tutorial

Then Leave the DNS options page and click on next now additional options page will come.

active directory windows server 2012 pdf
active directory windows server 2012 pdf

By default, The NETBIOS domain name will get auto-populated based on the domain forest we have provided.

how to install active directory in windows server 2012 r2 step by step pdf
how to install active directory in windows server 2012 r2

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:

active directory windows server 2012
active directory windows server 2012

Then in the Review Options page, it will display all the options like below. Click Next here.

how to install active directory in windows server 2012 r2 step by step pdf
how to install active directory in windows server 2012 r2 step by step pdf

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.

how to install active directory in windows server 2012 r2 standard
how to install active directory in windows server 2012 r2 standard

Once you click on the Install button, the installation will start like below:

how to install active directory in windows server 2012 r2 step by step
how to install active directory in windows server 2012 r2 step by step

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.

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