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:
Ensure the “Template” is our template.
Give it a name:
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.
Select an Active NIC, this can be adjusted later if required:
Once that has finished you should get to the Windows Settings configuration. Select the options that apply to yourself:
Accept terms and conditions
Give your local admin account a password, I’d make sure it is secure.
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
Change the Name of our VM:
When prompted Restart the machine
Verify IP in XenConsole:
Once the server has rebooted, and has picked up the assign Static IP, go to Server Manager and select Manage, Add Roles and Features.
Next on before we being page, then Role-based or feature-based installation:
Select the Server in question
Now we want to Add Server Role.
We want to add:
Active Directory Domain Services
Select Next, Ensure .NET Framework 4.5 is select and GPO, leave the defaults.
Run through adding configuration of those roles and Features for our Domain controller.
Once it has completed please reboot the machine: