Install Active Directory on Windows Server 2012

1. Log in as Administrator to the Workgroup Computer and Change the Computer Name
2. Assign IP Address and preferred DNS Server Addressas explained in this link

3. Open Server Manager

4. In Server Manager Dashboard, Click Add roles and features.

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5. Click Next on “Before you begin” page.

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6. In select Role-Based or feature-based installation and click next.

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7. Select destination server from Server pool select ADDS and click Next

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8. In Roles Page select check before Active Directory Services.

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9. Click Add Features to install the required features for Active Directory Domain Services. Click Next

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10. In Select Features page, select features to be installed and click Next

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11. Click Next to install and select checkbox “Restart the destination server automatically if required” and Click Next

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12. Close once Installation completes.

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Configuration

13. Click “Promote this server to a domain controller” from Server Manager as shown below.

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14. In Deployment Configuration Wizard, Select Add a new forest and enter the root domain name as shown below.

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15. Select Forest and Domain Function Level as per your requirement. Here, we are selecting Windows Server 2008 and provide password.

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16. on DNS options, Click Next.

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17. Verify the NetBOS domain name and click Next.

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18. Verify the location of the AD DS database, log files and SYSVOL, click Next

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19. Review the summary and Click Next.

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20. Click Install to begin installation.

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