How Does Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Work?

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Where is an Active Directory on a Server computer? How does Windows Server 2008 Active Directory work? What is the use of it?

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How Does Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Work?


To activate Active Directory on Windows Server 2008,

• Click on the Start Menu and open “Administrator Tools.”
• Go to Server Manager and select “Roles.”
• Select “Active Directory Domain Services.”
• Click on “Run the Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard (dcpromo.exe)” which is on the Summary section. (On the Welcome page of the Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard, ensure that the Use advanced mode installation check box is cleared). Click “Next.”
• Click “Next” on the Operating System Compatibility page.
• Select the option “Create a new domain in a new forest” on “Choose a Deployment Configuration Page” and click “Next.”
• Enter the chosen domain name under Name the Forest Root Domain Page.” Click “Next.” (The installation program will verify the NetBIOS name. On “Additional Domain Controller Options page,” ensure that the DNS server check box is selected). Click “Next.”
• Click “Yes” on the Message dialog box. Accept the default values and click “Next” on “Location for Database, Log Files, and SYSVOL page.”
• Enter the domain administrator password on “Directory Services Restore Mode Administrator Password page,” that you picked during the preparation steps and click “Next.”
• Review your selections on the Summary page => then click “Next.”
• If you didn’t select the “Reboot on completion” check box, click “Finish” in the wizard.
• Restart the server as well reconnect the server in the Console in the Cloud Control Panel or RDP. Follow the required steps to login and installation of “Active Directory Domain Services” on your Server is complete.

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