Goal: we will promote our first Windows 2012 domain controller into existing Forest/Domain by using PowerShell installation option. .Please make sure you have tested your application as this will update the schema versions.
Install Windows 2012 Server and log in log on to server with administer privileges
Open PS and rename the Server
Disable IPV6 ( easiest way to use GUI )
Configure Static IP Address ( change the IP address and SM to fit into your scenario)
New-NetIPAddress -IPAddress 10.10.10.101 -InterfaceAlias "Ethernet" -DefaultGateway 10.10.10.1 -AddressFamily IPv4 -PrefixLength 24
Set DNS server on the TCP/IP 4 Interface
|Add-Computer -DomainName ZtekZone.com
You will need to reboot the Server at this point since we re-named the server
After reboot add the server into existing domain
|Add-Computer –DomainName ZtekZone.com
Log back into the server, now server has been added to existing domain , A record for this server has been registered into DNS database, this is just cleaner way of getting ready to promote the server to be the domain controller.
|install-windowsfeature –Name AD-Domain-Services
Now on the Server C ( root) make folder called scripts and change the directory to there , you need to place the install script
In this directory and below is sample script. You can customize the PS script to fit into your scenario.
Save the script as PS script , give it any name you like, I named this one as…….
# You also make sure the site name is correct based on your scenario
# You can change .dit & sysvol, and logs locations based on your install preference
# Credits goes to blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/
-DatabasePath "C:\Windows\NTDS" `
-DomainName "ZtekZone.com" `
-LogPath "C:\Windows\NTDS" `
-SiteName "Site-1" `
-SysvolPath "C:\Windows\SYSVOL" `
Check the execution policy and set it to Remote sign
|Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned –Force
Now it is time to run the script
Server will reboot at this point log back in and open site and services
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