Setting up domain controller on Windows 2008 RC2

 Assumptions:

This is fir

 

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

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  - click "next" to start installation

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  - click "next"

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  - click "next"

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

  - click "next"

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type forest root domain 

- click "next"

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  system is verifying if FQDN is not used in network

 - click "next"

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

 - click "next"

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 - click "next"

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 - click "YES"

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

 - click "next"

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 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

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  - click "finish" and restart server.

 

 dzbanek 2013-01-04

 

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