Building our First Server – the DC

Now we are going to build our first Server. This will be our Domain controller.
Remember the amount of time it took to build the first one? Now we have our Template it will take a fraction of the time. So first we need to go to our Hyper-visor console, and right click our Template. Select New VM Wizard:

vmtemplate

 

Ensure the “Template” is our template.

vmtem1

 

Give it a name:

vmname

Assign some Resources, I’ve found 4GB of RAM and 2CPUs ensure smooth performance. But if you are going to use this for anything else then adjust for that.

vmres

 

Select an Active NIC, this can be adjusted later if required:

vmnic

Once that has finished you should get to the Windows Settings configuration. Select the options that apply to yourself:

vmsetting1

Accept terms and conditions

Give your local admin account a password, I’d make sure it is secure.

vmsetting2

Once you get to the CTRL + ATL + DEL screen, Login to the machine.

First thing we want to do is assign a static IP address

vmnic1

Change the Name of our VM:

vmrename

When prompted Restart the machine

Verify IP in XenConsole:

vmip

 

Once the server has rebooted, and has picked up the assign Static IP, go to Server Manager and select Manage, Add Roles and Features.

addroles

Next on before we being page, then Role-based or feature-based installation:

servertype

Select the Server in question

vmdestin

Now we want to Add Server Role.

We want to add:

Active Directory Domain Services

DHCP

DNS

Select Next, Ensure .NET Framework 4.5 is select and GPO, leave the defaults.

features

Run through adding configuration of those roles and Features for our Domain controller.

dcconfig

dcompleted

Once it has completed please reboot the machine:

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