Active Directory: installation and configuration of a domain controller

Promote the domain controller server

1. From the server manager, click on the notification icon 1 and then on the link Promote this server into a 2 domain controller to launch the wizard.

Launch the wizard (old DCPROMO)

2. Select the Add new forest 1 option, enter the domain name 2 and click Next 3 .

Adding a new forest

3. Enter the recovery mode password 1 and click Next 2 .

Saisir le mot de passe de restauration

Note the password, in case of restoration AD, it is necessary to carry out maintenance operations.

4. Click Next 1 to change the DNS options.

Option DNS

5. Validate the name NETBIOS 1 then click Next 2 .

NETBIOS domain name

6. Validate the paths and click Next 1 .

AD file path

7. Validate the configuration by clicking Next 1 .

Summary of domain configuration

8. Once the tests are validated, click on Install 1 .

Validation des tests

9. Wait during the installation …

Configuration du controleur du domaine

At the end of it, the server restarts automatically.

When the installation is complete and the server is restarted, log in with the administrator account.

From the server manager, verify that the server is a member of domain 1 .

Server in the domain

Now that we have a domain controller, we will have a look at the different consoles.