Installation Active Directory in Windows Server 2012

Today we are going to learn how to configure Active Directory in Windows Server 2012.

What is Active Directory ?

Active Directory is a database that keeps track of all the user accounts and passwords in your organization. It allows you to store your user accounts and passwords in one protected location, improving your organization’s security. Active Directory is subdivided into one or more domains.

Our Scenario :

Server Name –  SERVER2012                                            Client Name – CLIENT1

IP Address –                                                IP Address –

Step 1 : Open Server Manager and click on left panel Dashboard.


Step 2 : Click on “Add roles and features”. One Window will prompt of “Add roles setup Wizard “.



Step 3 : Click Next  to begin the installation of roles in windows server. It will as you two options one is Role based or feature based installation and other one is Remote Desktop Service Installation. We are installing in the standalone server we will choose Role base or feature based installation and click Next.


Step 4 :  Now it will ask for the server selection , here in our scenario  we are installing roles in the standalone server , so we select a server and click Next.


Step 5 : Here we get the list of roles which we want to install , we will select “Active Directory Domain Services” when we click on the option it will prompt to add some features, click on Add features option and click Next.



Step 6 : It will ask to add some more features , so click on Group policy Management and click Next and click on Restart Destination Server , it will ask the confirmation, click Ok  to confirm the installation and click Install.


Step 7: It will ask for the confirmation of the roles installation.





Step 8 : Now click on “Promote this server to a domain controller”. This means active directory roles and features are installed successfully, Now we have to start configuring the Active Directory.



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