INSTALLING ACTIVE DIRECTORY – WINDOWS 2003 ENT R2

Description

In this article we´ll setup our 1st Domain Controller (DC) for a new forest.

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Pre-requisites

· Ms windows 2003 Ent R2 pre configured VHD (sysprep)

· MS windows 2003 Ent R2 ISO image (cd1 and cd2)

· Internet Access (for 1st windows updates)

Installation (steps)

· Configure you new VM (fixed disk – 20 GB)clip_image003

· Mount the VM image preconfigured on it (windows 2003 ENR R2 operational system)

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*Avoid to use a CSV disk with all your ISO images and pre configured VHDs on its

**Always use a syspreped image on its

· Turn on the virtual machine and go on

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· Insert the windows 2003 ENR R2 iso image on DVD

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· Configure IP address, default gateway and the hostname

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· Start the Active Directory installation

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· Finish the Active Directory installation

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· Reboot the server

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· After reboot check DNS server, name server resolution and that´s it now you have a DC in you new domain

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Links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998088%28v=exchg.65%29.aspx

About Thiago Beier
IT Professional studying, working and living in Toronto, CANADA.

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