Practice Exams for Windows

Practice Exams for Windows

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Procedure: Installing the first domain controller in a new forest

From Server Manager, click Add Roles

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If the Before you begin page appears, click Next

Select Active Directory Domain Services

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If the Add Required Features dialog appears, click Add Required Features

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Click Next

If the introduction screen appears, click Next

Click Install to start the installation

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Click Close to complete the installation of the Active Directory binaries

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Click the Start button and type DCPROMO and press Enter

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On the Active Directory Installation Wizard window click Next

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If the Operating System Compatibility window appears, click Next

Select Create a new domain in a new forest and click Next

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Enter in the FQDN for the domain and click Next

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Set the Forest Functional Level and click Next
The forest functional level is based on the operating system that will be used for all domain controllers in the forest. If all domain controllers will run Windows Server 2008 R2, select that option.

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On the Additional Domain Controller Options window, click Next

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If the Domain Delegation warning appears, click Yes to continue

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Set the SYSVOL, log and database locations and click Next
You probably don't need to adjust these locations.

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Enter in the Restore mode password twice and click Next

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Click Next on the summary screen

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Active Directory and DNS will now install.

Once the installation is complete, click Finish

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Click Restart Now to restart the new domain controller immediately

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