Install Active Directory Domain Services in pictures, Install Active Directory Domain Services ,Windows Server 2008
Since Windows 2000, Active Directory has been the driving force behind Microsoft Server Networking Services.
Active Directory provides the structure to centralize the network and store information about network resources across the entire domain. Active Directory uses Domain Controllers to keep this centralized storage available to network users.
In this scenario we are going to install Active Directory fresh with a brand new Domain Controller after a fresh install of Windows Server 2008.
- Install Windows Server 2008
- Configure TCP/IP and DNS networking configurations
- The disk drives that store SYSVOL must be on a local drive configured NTFS
- Active Directory requires DNS to be installed in the network. If it is not already installed you can specify DNS server to be installed during the Active Directory Domain Services installation.