Chapter 6

Configuring Active Directory

In the preceding chapter, you learned about the parts and pieces of the AD architecture. In this chapter, you will see how you can install AD on a single server. Configuring AD begins with the installation of the server role. Before you install and configure the server role, you always should perform key planning steps to ensure that the installation results in a useful AD implementation. For this you will need to understand the AD installation planning process. Next, you’ll need to understand the steps required to install AD starting from the DNS server up to the point where you can begin to create user accounts. This chapter provides all the instructions you’ll need to get an AD installation up and running. ...

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