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(Windows 2008 Server: Lesson 2)

{ Configuring dcpromo }


Section 0. Background Information
  • What is dcpromo? 

     

Section 1. Login to your W2K8 server.
  1. Start your Windows 2008 Server
    • Instructions
      1. Click on W2K8 Server
      2. Click on Play virtual machine

     

  2. CRTL + ALT + DELETE
    • Instructions
      1. Virtual Machine
      2. Send Ctrl+Alt+Del

     

  3. Login as Administrator
    • Click on the Administrator icon.

     

  4. Login
    • Command: Provide the password for the Administrator account.

     

Section 2. Launching  dcpromo
  1. Bring up My Computer
    • Instructions:
      1. Click the Start Button
      2. In the search box, type "dcpromo"
      3. Press Enter

     

  2. Informational
    • Note: You will see the following screen while Active Directory services are installed.

     

  3. Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard (Screen 1)
    • Command: Select Next

     

  4. Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard (Screen 2)
    • Command: Select Next

     

  5. Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard (Screen 3)
    • Instructions:
      1. Select Create a new domain in a new forest
      2. Select Next

     

  6. Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard (Screen 4)
    • Instructions:
      1. FQDN of the forest root domain: security.student
      2. Select Next

     

  7. Informational
    • Note: You will see the following screen while the security.student domain is created.

     

  8. Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard (Screen 5)
    • Instruction:
      1. Forest function level: Windows Server 2008.
      2. Select Next

     

  9. Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard (Screen 6)
    • Instruction:
      1. Select DNS Server
      2. Select Next

     

  10. Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard (Screen 7)
    • Instruction:
      1. Select "Yes, the computer will use a dynamically assigned IP address (not recommended).
        • Note: For our classroom purposes, we use DHCP.  For those of you not in my class that have a static IP to assign your server, then select "No....".
      2. Select Next

     

  11. Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard (Screen 8)
    • Instruction:
      1. Select "Yes"

     

  12. Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard (Screen 9)
    • Instruction:
      1. Select "Next"

     

  13. Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard (Screen 10)
    • Instruction:
      1. For my class, use the password supplied to you in lab 1.
      2. Click Next.

     

  14. Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard (Screen 11)
    • Instruction:
      1. Click Next.

     

  15. Informational
    • Note: The Active Directory Services will now be configured.

     

  16. Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard (Screen 12)
    • Instruction:
      1. Click Finish

     

  17. Restart your machine
    • Instruction:
      1. Click Restart Now

 

Section 3. Login to your W2K8 server.
  1. CRTL + ALT + DELETE
    • Instructions
      1. Virtual Machine
      2. Send Ctrl+Alt+Del

     

  2. Login as Administrator in your new "security" domain
    • Instructions
      1. Supply the password you previous created for the Administrator account.
      2. Press Enter or click the Arrow next to the password textbox.
    • Note
      1. Notice that you are logging in to the SECURITY domain as Administrator.

 

 

Section 4. Proof of Lab
  1. Start --> Computer

     

  2. Proof of Lab Instructions
    • Instruction
      1. Navigate to C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\SchCache
      2. Highlight the file that contains security.student.sch
      3. Cut and Paste a PrtScn into a word doc and upload to Moodle.
    • Note: Your time stamp should be different from the rest of your classmates.


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