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July 9, 2014

Installing Windows 2012 Core as additional Domain Controller into Existing Forest/Domain. Sconfig is your Friend.

Filed under: General — telnet25 @ 7:46 pm

 

After finishing window 2012 server install , and logging into server all we get is  plain command prompt. If you are tasked to promote this newly installed  Core Server to be the additional domain controller you can use Sconfig to get the mission accomplish.

Type “Sconfig” and hit enter

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Now first thing we will do is to rename the server

Option # 1

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we will say no to this one for now, we will set the IP Address

Option # 8

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Type the index number shown on the menu for the adapter you wish to configure

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Option # 1

and select Static ( S )

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as you can see the new configured IP is showing up next to 169.254.1.121

Now we need to take care of  DNS IP Addresses

Option # 2

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Option # 4 return the Main Menu

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Enable RDP Option # 7

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and now I am going to re-start the server

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After I login I made sure I can ping my existing DC/GC/DNS Server

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Firing up SConfig one more time to add the server into existing domain as member server

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Now server is part of the domain and ready to be promoted as additional domain controller

I make sure to log back into domain

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Now lets fire-up PowerShell

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Fire-up Sconfig  one more time to make sure I have the correct, desired configuration settings.

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Install-WindowsFeature -Name Ad-Domain-Services | Install-WindowsFeature

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Type notepad.exe on the PS and hit enter

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Copy and paste below code into notepad.

Core.ps1 ( You need to change the desired filed in the PS script , such as domain name

I have used “-DomainName "ZtekZone.com" change this to suit to your scenario. Once you are done, on the notepad click file and save as , and save the file on the C:\temp directory as “CoreDeploy.ps1”

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You can download the script from here

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#Installing Domain Controller

Write-Host "………………………….."

Write-Host "Please modify pre defined Script "

Write-Host "To Make sure it fits into your Environment"

Write-Host "………………………….."

Import-Module ADDSDeployment

Install-ADDSDomainController `

-NoGlobalCatalog:$false `

-CreateDnsDelegation:$false `

-CriticalReplicationOnly:$false `

# Change the DatabasePath if desired

-DatabasePath "C:\Windows\NTDS" `

# Change the Domain name if desired

-DomainName "ZtekZone.com"

-InstallDns:$true `

# Change the LogPath if desired

-LogPath "C:\Windows\NTDS" `

-NoRebootOnCompletion:$false `

# Change the AD Site Name if necessary

-SiteName "Default-First-Site-Name" `

# Change the SYSVOL if necessary.

-SysvolPath "C:\Windows\SYSVOL" `

-Force:$true

Now within the PS , change the directory to C:\temp directory

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Type “CoreDeploy.ps1”

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ZtekZone.com ( is the domain name in my case)

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After server reboots , you need to make sure replication is working etc.

here is AD site and services with the newly promoted server

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Respectfully,
Oz Casey, Dedeal ( MVP north America)
MCITP (EMA), MCITP (SA)
MCSE 2003, M+, S+, MCDST
Security+, Project +, Server +
http://smtp25.blogspot.com/ (Blog)
https://telnet25.wordpress.com/ (Blog)

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