How to Install Active Directory on Server 2008
In this post we are going to discuss how to install active directory on windows server 2008 with screenshots. After installing active directory on windows server 2008 you can create and manage users,z organization units, apply group policies on client computers or on users. Follow steps given below to install active directory on windows server 2008.
For this example I had already installed windows server 2008.
First Change computer name here my server name is dc. after changing computer name restart server.
After restarting server change your ip address. here my server ip address is 192.168.0.6 you can give any ip address according to your network.
Then update your server 2008 operating system & restart your server after for installing updates.
Then run command DCPROMO to install active directory on server 2008.
To run DCPROMO go to run or type Win+R & then type DCPROMO & hit enter you will see screen like given below.
It will install required roles for Active directory.
Then you can see a window Active directory Domain Services Installation Wizard.
For Choose a Deployment Configuration Type, Select Create new domain in a new forest & Click Next.
At this step type FQDN(Fully qualified domain name) of the forest root domain, always use FQDN name for eg. thetechnosolution.com not thetechnosolution
Here you see domain NetBIOS name leave it default & click next.
Select Forest Functional Level I am selecting Server 2008 Click next.
Then you see Active Directory domain controller options, click next with default options & then click yes.
Now you see option for selecting location for database, log files, & sysvol,
Here you specify the folders that will contain the active directory domain controller database, log files, & sysvol, by default it will in C:\windows.
You can see details here & if you want to save file then click export file & save it,
Now you will see active directory services installation wizard wait for installation to finish.
then restart your server & log on to with domain admin account.
Active directory installation is complete & you can create users using active directory users and computers.
You can also see video by click on link given below.
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