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Server 2019 Installation and Promoting First Domain Controller in the New Forest using Server 2019

Updated: Dec 30, 2023

In this article, we will see how to install Server 2019 and configure Active Directory Services. It is a simple article for beginners and those who want to learn from scratch. I have used Hyper-V Platform for this setup and configured Virtual machines and Networking for the simulation.

Insert the Server Operating System in the System and Enter

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Select Language, Time, Keyboard and Click on Next

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Click on Install now

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Enter the Product Key and Enter Next

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Select the Operation System type and click on Next

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Select I accept the license terms and click on Next

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Select Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)

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Select Disk and click on Next

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Enter the new Password and click on Next

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Now you can the Operation system version is Server 2019 and configure the Computer name and Network settings with static IP Address information

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Creating Clone using Sysprep:

Creating Clone for the future configurations as it allows to configure the Basic information.. We no need to install OS every time.

Open Run and enter Sysprep

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Click on sysprep

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Select Enter System Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE), Generalize and select the Shutdown options as Shutdown as we need to copy once the Virtual Machine

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Once OOBE generalize has been completed and shutdown. Copy the Virtual Machine VHDX file to safe location which can be attached whenever required.

Installation and Configuration Active Directory Domain Controller in Server 2019

I will guide you how to Promote Domain Controller In the New Forest using Server 2019

Open Server Manager — > Manage — > Click on Add Roles and Features

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Click on Next

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Select Role-based or feature-based installation and Click on Next

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Select Server to install and Click on Next

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Select Active Directory Domain Services and DNS Server and Click on Next

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Installation has been completed. Now it is time to configure the Active Directory Services

Click on Promote this server to a domain controller

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Select Add a new forest and enter the domain name and Cick on Next

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Select Forest functional level / Domain functional level, enter the DSRM Password and Click on Next

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Click on Next

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Validate the NetBIOS and Click on Next

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If required change the database location and log files location to store. Once you have select the locations and Click on Next

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All validation has been validated and ready to install.. Click on Install to complete the configuration

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After installation and configuration completed.. Server will go for reboot and login using domain administrator account. validate the Directory Services using DCDIAG Command or Active Directory Users and Computers

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So far, We have seen how to install and create clone for Server 2019 and installing and configuring Active Directory Services.

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