How to Installing and Configuring Active directory in windows server 2016

In this article, I am going to show you ” Installing and Configuring Active Directory in Windows Server 2016.” Previously I already published the article “ Windows Server 2016 System Requirement and Installation“. Windows Server 2016 Microsoft recommended and minimum hardware requirements.

Also Read- 5 Active Directory FSMO Roles in Windows Server

Follow the below steps to Installing and Configuring Active directory in windows server 2016:

  • Open the Server Manager from the taskbar.
  • Add roles and features:
  • Now open Server Manager, please select “Add roles and features“.
  • Just click on next:
  • Installation Type:
  • Select “Role-based or features based installation” and click Next.
  • Server Selection:
  • Select a server from the server pool, and click next.
  • Server Role:
  • Select “Active Directory Domain Services” Server role and click Next.
How to Installing and Configuring Active directory in windows server 2016

Active Directory Domain Services

  • Just Click On “Add Features and click on install “:
  • Again Click On Next:
  • ADDS:
  • Just click on next:
  • Now you successful AD install, now you can close the window.

Also Read- How To Set Logon Hours For Users In Active Directory – Windows Server 2016

Configuring Active Directory and DNS:-

AD DS role is installed the server will need to be configured for your domain. Open the Server Manager and Open the Notifications Pane – Notifications icon- click on – Promote this server to a domain controller Configuration tab.

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 then click Next.
How to Installing and Configuring Active directory in windows server 2016

Select the deployment operation

Domain Controller Option:

Select the functional level of the new forest and root domain, and enter a password.
How to Installing and Configuring Active directory in windows server 2016

Domain Controller Option

Addition Option:

Enter the NetBIOS domain name and click next.
How to Installing and Configuring Active directory in windows server 2016

NetBIOS

Also Read- How to Add Hostname in Active Directory and Add Client System in Domain

Path:

Specify the location of the AD DS  database log file and SYVOL.
How to Installing and Configuring Active directory in windows server 2016

Location of AD DS

Review Option:

Check your selection and view the script and click next.

Automatic Restart system:

After Prerequisites install then your system automatically restart.
Congratulations on successfully installing and configuring  Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2016.

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