Creating Forests, Domain Trees, and Child Domains

Any server running Windows Server 2008 can act as a domain controller. You configure a server as a domain controller by installing the necessary binaries for the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and then configuring AD DS using the Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard (Dcpromo.exe).

When you are creating a domain controller in a new forest, domain tree, or domain, you should log on to the local machine using either the local Administrator account or an account that has administrator privileges on the local machine. Then start the installation. The Administrator account will be created as a user account in the new domain, with full administrator permissions. This means the ...

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