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Deploy an Additional Active Directory Domain Controller in an Existing Forest

In this hands-on lab, you will learn the steps needed to configure the server, join the server to the existing domain, add needed roles, and promote the server to a domain controller.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Jan 17, 2022

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Connect to new-vm

    1. Set the DNS server to main-vm.
    2. Join the domain.
    3. Restart the virtual machine.
  2. Challenge

    Install the AD DS Role and Promote the Domain Controller

    1. Connect to main-vm, and add the newly created server.
    2. Add the AD DS domain services role for the new server.
    3. Promote the new server to a domain controller.
  3. Challenge

    Connect to main-vm and Configure the Environment

    1. Log in to the main-vm using RDP.
    2. Install the AD DS server role in Server Manager.
    3. Promote the server to a domain controller in a new forest.
      • Add a new forest with the root domain name
      • Use the NetBIOS domain name CORP.
      • Default database locations are fine.

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