AD DS (Active Directory Domain Services) is a directory service that enables administrators to create organizational divisions called domains. A domain is a logical container of network components, hosted by at least one server designated as a domain controller. For the first time, it was previewed in windows server 2000.
Installing Active Directory
Step #1. In Server Manager, from the Manage menu, select Add Roles And Features. The Add Roles And Features Wizard starts, displaying the Before You Begin page.
Step #2. Click Next. The Select Installation Type page opens.
Step #3. Leave the Role-Based Or Feature-Based Installation option selected and click Next to open the Select Destination Server page.
Step #4. Select the server that you want to promote to a domain controller and click Next. The Select Server Roles page opens.
Step #5. Select the Active Directory Domain Service role. The Add Features That Are Required For Active Directory Domain Services dialog box opens select add features.
Step #6. Click Add Features to accept the dependencies and then click Next. The Select Features page opens.
Step #7. Click Next. The Active Directory Domain Services page opens, displaying information about the role.
Step #8. Click Next. A Confirm Installation Selections page opens.
Step #9. Click Install, which displays the Installation Progress page. Once the role has been installed, a Promote This Server To A Domain Controller link appears.
Step #10.Leave the wizard open or close it.
It was all about how to install Active Directory in windows Server 2016. Now it is time to configure Active Directory.
Configuring Active Directory
When beginning a new AD DS installation, the first step is to create a new forest, which you do by creating the first domain in the forest, the forest root domain.
To create a new forest, use the following procedure.
Step #1. On the Installation Progress page that appears at the end of the Active Directory Domain Services role installation procedure, click the Promote This Server To A Domain Controller hyperlink. The Active Directory Domain Services Configuration Wizard starts, displaying the Deployment Configuration page.
Step #2. Select the Add A New Forest option, as shown in the screenshot, and, in the Root, Domain Name text box, type the name of the domain you want to create.
Step #3. Click Next. The Domain Controller Options page opens, as shown in the screenshot.
Note: If you plan to add domain controllers running earlier versions of Windows Server to this forest, select the earliest Windows version you plan to install from the Forest Functional Level drop-down list.
Step #4. If you do not already have a DNS server on your network, leave the Domain Name System (DNS) Server check box selected. If you have a DNS server on the network, and the domain controller is configured to use that server for DNS services, then clear the check box.
Step #5. In the Password and Confirm Password text boxes, type the password you want to use for Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) and click Next. The DNS Options page opens, displaying a warning that a delegation for the DNS server cannot be created because the DNS Server service is not installed yet.
Step #6. Click Next to open the Additional Options page, which displays the NetBIOS equivalent of the domain name you specified.
Step #7. Modify the name, if desired, and click Next to open the Paths page.
Step #8. Modify the default locations for the AD DS files, if desired, and click Next. The Review Options page opens.
Step #9. Click Next to open the Prerequisites Check page, as shown in the screenshot.
Note: The wizard performs a number of environment tests to determine if the system can function as a domain controller. The results can appear as cautions, which enable the procedure to continue, or as warnings, which require you to perform certain actions before the server can be promoted. Once the system has passed all the prerequisite checks, click Install. The wizard creates the new forest and configures the server to function as a domain controller.
Step #10. Restart the computer.
After Restarting the computer, in server manager you can recognize for new tools are added. Now you can work it.
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