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CreateDCAccount Operation

Updated: January 5, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

The following options are available for the CreateDCAccount operation during an unattended installation of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). Options that are new in Windows Server 2008 appear in bold text.

 

Parameter Possible values Default value Description

/AutoconfigDNS

This parameter has been renamed to /InstallDNS.

Yes | No

Computed automatically based on the environment.

Specifies whether Domain Name System (DNS) is configured for a new domain if Dcpromo detects that the DNS dynamic update protocol is not available or if Dcpromo detects an insufficient number of DNS servers for an existing domain.

/ConfirmGc

Yes | No

Yes, unless you are creating the first domain controller in a new child domain or new domain tree.

Specifies whether the domain controller is a global catalog server.

/DCAccountName

Name of the domain controller account to create

 

Specifies the name of the read-only domain controller (RODC) account that you are creating.

/DelegatedAdmin

User or group

 

Specifies the name of the user or group who will install and administer the RODC. If no value is specified, only members of the Domain Admins group or Enterprise Admins group can install and administer the RODC.

/InstallDNS

This switch replaces /AutoConfigDNS.

Yes | No

Computed automatically based on the environment.

Specifies whether DNS is configured for a new domain if Dcpromo detects that the DNS dynamic update protocol is not available or if Dcpromo detects an insufficient number of DNS servers for an existing domain.

/Password

password

 

Specifies the password that corresponds to the user name (account credentials) that is used to promote the domain controller.

/PasswordReplicationAllowed

Security_Principal | None

 

Specifies the names of computer and user accounts whose passwords can be replicated to this RODC. Specify "None" if you want to keep the value empty. By default, no user credentials will be cached on this RODC. To specify more than one security principal, add the entry multiple times.

/PasswordReplicationDenied

Security_Principal | NONE

 

Specifies the names of user, group, and computer accounts whose passwords are not to be replicated to this RODC. Specify "None" if you do not want to deny the replication of credentials of any users or computers. To specify more than one security principal, add the entry multiple times.

/ReplicaDomainDNSName

DNS_domain_name

 

Specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain in which you want to promote an additional domain controller.

/ReplicationSourceDC

DNS_name_of_source

 

Indicates the FQDN of the partner domain controller from which Active Directory data is replicated to create the new domain controller.

/SiteName

site_name

See the note below this table

The name of an existing site where you can place the new domain controller.

/UserDomain

domain_name

 

Specifies the domain name for the user name (account credentials) that is used for promoting a domain controller.

/UserName

Domain\user_name

 

Specifies the user name (account credentials) that is used for promoting a domain controller. We recommend that you specify the account credentials in the domain\user_name format.

noteNote
The default value for the /SiteName parameter depends on the type of installation. For a new forest, the default value is Default-First-Site-Name. For all other writable domain controller installations, the default is the site that is associated with the subnet that includes the IP address of this server. If no such site exists, the default is the site of the replication source domain controller. For an RODC installation, you must specify the site name where the RODC will be installed.

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