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How to setup windows 2012 Domain Controller / Active Directory

After installing windows server and completing the standard windows updates, follow these simple steps.

  1. Verify you have a static IP and networking setup.
  2. Open Computer Management
    1. Update/Change the computer administrator account
    2. restart
  3. Open Server Manager
  4. Select Local Server
    1. Update Computer name and workgroup
    2. restart
  5. Add roles and Features
    1. Select Active Directory Domain Services, accept popup
    2. Select DNS Server
    3. Next -> Install
    4. Once complete, from notifications select "Promote this server to a domain controller" option.
    5. Select add a new forest and input your domain name,
    6. Next
    7. Select function level or leave default if you have no older servers that you plant to connect
    8. pick a DSRM password
    9. Next -> Install
    10. The computer should reboot itself now

Setup should now be complete.

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