How to create an Active Directory Domain

Active Directory is the directory service developed by Microsoft for its Windows operating systems.

It’s a very powerful tool that allows to manage access permissions, domains, shared folders, shared printes, proxy servers and much more in a centralized way.

We are going to show you how to create an Active Directory Domain on a Windows Server 2012 R2.

First of all, you need to install the Active Directory Domain Services role. Open the Server Manager and follow these steps:

how to create an active directory domain

how to create an active directory domain

how to create an active directory domain

how to create an active directory domain

how to create an active directory domain

how to create an active directory domain

how to create an active directory domain

how to create an active directory domain

how to create an active directory domain

Finally.. Active Directory Domain Services are installed on the server.. a lot of steps for such a simple installation. After the completion reboot your system:

how to create an active directory domain

It’s time to configure Active Directory Domain Services:

how to create an active directory domain

To create a new domain select Add a new forest and specify a name. Use .local after the domain name:

how to create an active directory domain

Select the domain features and specify a restore password:

how to create an active directory domain

Skip the DNS delegation configuration:

how to create an active directory domain

Verify the NETBIOS domain name to be sure it’s all ok:

how to create an active directory domain

You can modify Active Directory Domain Services file paths.. but you don’t need to:

how to create an active directory domain

The configuration is finished. Complete the procedure and enjoy your new Active Directory Domain:

how to create an active directory domain

how to create an active directory domain

how to create an active directory domain

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