Setting up domain controller on Windows 2008 RC2


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  •  click "start", type dcpromo and click "enter"





  - click "next" to start installation


  - click "next"


  - click "next"


 I have choosen "Create a new domain in a new forest" because it will be my first domain controller

  - click "next"


type forest root domain 

- click "next"


  system is verifying if FQDN is not used in network

 - click "next"


 choose forest functional level, if you do not use older than w2k8 domain controller this choice is the best.

 - click "next"


 - click "next"



 - click "YES"


do not change default folders, they are fit in most of scenarios

 - click "next"


 type password for "Restore mode", it will be used during restoring Active Directory...I hope never!

 - click "next"

w2k8-dc-promo-15.pngyou can export settings for future "unattended operations"

 - click "next" to start installation





  - click "finish" and restart server.


 dzbanek 2013-01-04


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