Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

In this article, I am going to show you “Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012.” Previously I already published an article Windows Server 2012 Introduction Editions and New Features and ” Windows Server 2012 System Requirement and Installation.

Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

Installation of Active Directory:-

 Open the Server Manager:

First of all open on the Server Manager icon on the taskbar.

Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

Server Manager

Add Roles and Features:

Once the Server Manager is open, open ‘add roles and features‘ in it.

Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

Add roles and features

Installation Type: 

After opening “Add roles and features”, ‘Add Roles and Features Wizard‘ will open this window. Next, click on ‘Role-based or features based installation.’

Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

Role-based or features based installation

Server Selection:

Select a server from the server pool, and then click Next.

Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

Server Selection

Server Role: 

Select “Active Directory Domain Services” Server role and click Next.

Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

select AD DS-Configure Active Directory-DNS

 

Add Features:

Click Add Features here, which will be used to install and configure the Active Directory features.

Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

Add Features-Configure Active Directory-DNS

From here you can add one more feature. Here I am going to do nothing by the next.

Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

Features

ADDS:

Just click on next:

Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

ADDS

Confirmation: 

Now the installation of all the Active Directory has been processed, Just install it by clicking on Yes.

Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

Confirmation

Now you successful AD install, now you can close this window.

Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

AD installed-Configure Active Directory-DNS


Also Read-

»Windows Server 2012 Introduction Editions and New Features.

»Windows Server 2012 System Requirement and Installation.


Installation of DNS :

Now you have done the installation of an Active Directory and will be installing ‘DNS Server’. As soon as the installation of an Active Directory is done, the Same process will perform the installation of the ‘DNS Server’. Click on the ‘DNS Server‘ in the server role and click on Next.

Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

DNS Server

Now click on Add features to add DNS features.

Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

Add Features

Check your server here and continue to continue.

Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

Click to continue

 Now you successful install DNS. Please close the window.

Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

DNS installation complete-Configure Active Directory-DNS


Also Read-

»System Requirement and Installation Windows Server 2016.

»Installing and Configuring Active directory in windows server 2016.


Configure Active Directory-DNS:

The active Directory-DNS role is installed the server will need to be Configure Active Directory-DNS. For this, open the server manager and click on the Notifications pane above and open this notification to ‘Promote this server to a domain controller‘.

Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

Promote this server to a domain controller

Select the deployment operation:

From the Deployment Configuration tab, select Add a new forest from the radial options menu. Insert your root domain name into the Root domain name field and click Next.

Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

Select the deployment operation for Configure Active Directory-DNS

Domain Controller Option:

Select the functional level of the new forest and root domain, and enter a password.

Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

Select sever and set password for Configure Active Directory-DNS

 Addition Option:

Enter the NetBIOS domain name and click next.

Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

NetBIOS-Configure Active Directory-DNS

Path:

Specify the location of AD DS  database log file and SYVOL.

Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

Location of AD DS-Configure Active Directory-DNS

 Review Option:

Check your selection and view script and click next.

Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

Review Option-Configure Active Directory-DNS

Prerequisites check:

Just click on next.

Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

Prerequisites check-Configure Active Directory-DNS


Also Read-

»How to Disable Forced Restarts After a Windows Update

»Installing and Configuring FTP server On Windows IIS 7.


Automatic Restart system:

After Prerequisites install then your system automatically restart.

Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

Restart system

Congratulations on successfully installing and configuring an Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2012.

Install and Configure Active Directory-DNS on Windows Server 2012

Done-Configure Active Directory-DNS

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