A quick post, to explain how to add a Windows Server 2016 ADDS Active Directory Domain Services in an existing domain step-by-step !
- You have one domain controller with AD, DHCP and DNS services.
- Your new server is already member of your domain
Add a Windows Server 2016 ADDS Active Directory Domain Services in an existing domain
Install new role !
- Go to “Manage“, “Add roles and Features“
- Select your installation type, in our case: “Role-based or feature-based installation“
- Select destination server
- Choose the Active Directory Domain Services role…
- …And click “Add features”
- In the “Features“, leave default choices
- This is the new screen ! Here Microsoft reminder the best practices to ensure that users can still log on to the network and advise to have 2 domain controllers and a DNS server. Below you can see a mention to Azure Active Directory ; this is the new service provide by Microsoft, to ensure identity, access management and SSO trought the cloud.
- You can check “Restart the destination server automatically if required“, and it’s required!
- Install in progress …
Promote your server !
Now, you do “Promote this server to a domain controller” !
You need to choose : “Add a domain controller to an existing domain” and select the domain
- Specify domain controller capabilities and site information if you have different sites.
- If you have check the box “DNS Server” you need ton configure “DNS Options“. If a warning message appear, click OK and next
- Leave by default
- I advise to keep theses default settings
- Click next
- This is a summary of the promotion domain controller
- The last prerequisites check… Click “Install“
Your server restart automatically ! and will be a new domain controller! 🙂
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