How to Create Domain Controller in Windows Server 2008 R2

Domain concept is introduced in windows NT. Domain Controller (DC) is a server that is responsible to maintain security within window server domain. To install Domain Controller (DC) in Windows Server 2008 R2, follow the steps.

Step 1: Click “Start -> Administrative tools -> Server Manager -> Roles -> Add Roles”

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Step 2: Click next on the following screen.

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Step 3: Select Server Role – “Active directory domain service” and Click Next.

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4Step 4: Click “Install”

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Step 5: Now install DNS Server and active directory service. Go to “run” and type “dcpromo”

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Step 6: In Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard. Press “Next” and don’t check on “Use advance mode installation”.

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Step 7: Select “Create a new domain in a new forest” and click “Next” on the following screen

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Step 8: Type your domain name and click “Next”.

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Step 9: Select Windows Server 2008 R2 and click “Next”

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Step 10: If this is the first Domain controller then the following message will be visible. Check “DNS Server” and click “Next”

12Step 11: Press “Yes” to continue.

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Step 12: Select the location to keep log of Active Directory Domain Controller.

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Step 13: Type administrator password and Confirm password for directory service and click “Next”

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Step 14: Click “Next” of Summary window and check reboot the computer of the following screen.

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Step 15: Your Domain Controller installed successfully. Now login to the system by domain Id.

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Install SQL Server 2008 R2 – Step by Step

We often fall problem to install SQL Server 2008 R2. Here is the step by step procedure to install SQL Server 2008 R2. Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 is the pre-requisite for SQL Server 2008 R2. If it is not installed in your computer, install it before proceed to the setup procedure.

Step 1: Run DVD of SQL Server 2008 R2 or Open DVD and click setup.exe

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Step 2: Select Installation and Click New installation or add features to an existing installation.

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Step 3: After completing pre installation check, press Ok.

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Step 4: Type Product Key and click “Next”.

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Step 5: Select License Term and click “Next”.

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Step 6: Click “Install” in the following screen.

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Step 7: Setup performed Support Rules Validation. If no error found, click “Next”. Turn off your windows firewall from control panel to eliminate warning of windows firewall of following screen.

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Step 8: Select Setup Role – SQL Server Feature Installation. Click Next.

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Step 9: Select Features or Click “Select All” and click “Next”.

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Step 10: Click “Next” of Installation Rule windows.
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Step 12: Click “Next” after confirming disk space requirement

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Step 13: In the Server Configuration Screen click “Use the same account for all SQL Server Services”

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Step 14: In the Pop up screen type user name with domain name and password. Then click Ok.

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Step 15: Click “Next” in the Server Configuration Screen.

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Step 16: Select Mixed Mode, type password and confirm password. Click “Add Current user” and click Next in Database Engine Configuration Screen.

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Step 17: Click “Add Current User” & “Next” in Analysis Service Configuration Screen.

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Step 18: Select Native Mode & Click Next in Reporting service configuration screen.

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Step 19: Click “Next” in error reporting screen.

Step 20: Click “Next” in the following screen.

20Step 21: Click “Install” in the following screen.

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Step 22: Complete Installation. Click Close button.

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