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Windows Server® 2008 Server Core Administrator's Pocket Consultant by Mitch Tulloch

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Chapter 7. Active Directory Domain Services Role

Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) is a central component of the Microsoft Windows platform and provides the means and tools to manage the identities and relationships that make up enterprise network environments. This chapter covers key tasks such as installing the AD DS role on Server Core, managing domain controllers running on Server Core, and working with Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODCs) running on Server Core.

Installing AD DS on Server Core

You cannot use Ocsetup to install the AD DS role on Server Core. Instead, you must use the Dcpromo utility with an answer file to install the role and promote your Server Core installation to a domain controller. You do this by typing the following ...

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