March 29, 2017

System Center 16 Labs - Install and Configure Active Directory on Windows Server 2016

Active Directory Domain Services ( AD DS) is main of the cornerstone in Windows Domain Network. In AD DS stores all the information about computer, user and some settings of the application. Primary Domain Controller (PDC) is main of the Windows Domain Network. Client PC and Server Connected via Network. For System Center Configuration Manager 16, AD DS function to manage Boundary, Discover client and device.

In This Section, we will learn about install Active Directory Domain Services with domain name systemcenter.labs.

1. Add Roles and Features wizard.

Add Roles and Feature

Add Roles and Features wizard menu started on Windows Server 2012, it a new dashboard to manage computer.

2. Active Directory Domain Services Roles Selection.

AD DS Roles Selection

Next Step on Server Roles is select "Active Directory Domain Servies", check the menu and press next button.

3. Install AD DS Roles.

AD DS Installation

Skip Features menu and make a default AD DS add in menu, press install button and waiting the process until finished.

4. Promote This Server to a Domain Controller.

Promote Server to a Domain Controller

After installation process is finished, next step is clieck "Promote this Server to a Domain Controller". This step describe how to configure AD DS via User Interface guide.

5. Create New Forest

Create New Forest

In menu deployment Configuration, select option "Add a new Forest", type a domain what you want. We created domain name "systemcenter.lab".

6. Type the Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM)


Next step is typing DSRM, DSRM have a function if you want to remove or demote this server or remove the domain name. Press button Next for menu DNS Option, Additional Option, Path, Review Option until button Install is release. Click Install and systemcenter.lab starting to configure. Wait until the process is finish and you need reboot the server for completion process. Then you will logon to domain with name "SYSTEMCENTER\administrator".

7. Active Direcotry User and Computer
If the installation process is finish, you need test to open Active Directory Users And Computers.

Active Directory Server ready to used for Install System Center ConfigMgr 16.
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