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Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

You're reading from  Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

Product type Book
Published in Nov 2021
Publisher Packt
ISBN-13 9781801070393
Pages 780 pages
Edition 3rd Edition
Author (1):
Dishan Francis Dishan Francis
Profile icon Dishan Francis

Table of Contents (22) Chapters

Preface 1. Active Directory Fundamentals 2. Active Directory Domain Services 2022 3. Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure 4. Active Directory Domain Name System 5. Placing Operations Master Roles 6. Migrating to Active Directory 2022 7. Managing Active Directory Objects 8. Managing Users, Groups, and Devices 9. Designing the OU Structure 10. Managing Group Policies 11. Active Directory Services – Part 01 12. Active Directory Services – Part 02 13. Active Directory Certificate Services 14. Active Directory Federation Services 15. Active Directory Rights Management Services 16. Active Directory Security Best Practices 17. Advanced AD Management with PowerShell 18. Hybrid Identity 19. Active Directory Audit and Monitoring 20. Other Books You May Enjoy
21. Index

AD DS installation methods

There are two methods we can use to install AD domain controllers:

  • Using the Windows GUI: After Microsoft introduced Server Manager with Windows Server 2008, the installation process of AD DS was simplified. In order to install AD DS using the Windows GUI, we need to install the AD DS role using Server Manager. Once this has been completed, we can run the AD DS configuration wizard:

    Figure 6.2: AD DS server role

    The following screenshot shows the AD DS configuration wizard:

Figure 6.3: New AD forest root domain name

  • Using PowerShell: Before Windows Server 2012, AD DS could be configured using DCPromo unattended files. The DCPromo tool was used to configure AD DS, and, using a text file, it was possible to pass the configuration values that were required. It removed user interaction for the AD DS configuration. With Windows Server 2012, DCPromo was replaced with PowerShell. Now, we can use a PowerShell script...
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