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Exam Ref 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 by J.C. Mackin

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Chapter 4. Install and administer Active Directory

The important feature changes that have appeared since Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 in the Install and administer Active Directory domain all fall within a single objective, “Install domain controllers.” Within this small area, however, the change could hardly be more significant: The very tool used in pre-Windows Server 2012 versions of Windows Server to install a domain controller, Dcpromo.exe, has been deprecated (which in Microsoft lingo means “officially set on a path to obsolescence”). More specifically, the use of Dcpromo is highly restricted in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. You can use it for domain controller promotion only with an answer file. (Dcpromo also retains ...

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