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Checklist: Deploying the First Domain Controller in a New Regional Domain

Updated: April 11, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008

Complete the tasks in this checklist in the order in which they are presented. If a reference link takes you to a conceptual topic, return to this checklist after you review the conceptual topic so that you can proceed with the remaining tasks.

Checklist Checklist:

Deploying the first domain controller in a new regional domain

 

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Install Windows Server 2008 on the first domain controller in a new regional domain.

Conceptual topic Install Windows Server 2008 on the First Domain Controller in a New Regional Domain

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Install Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) on the first domain controller in a new regional domain.

Conceptual topic Install AD DS on the First Domain Controller in a New Regional Domain

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Verify the AD DS installation on the first domain controller in a new regional domain.

Conceptual topic Verify AD DS Installation on the First Domain Controller in a New Regional Domain

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Verify Domain Name System (DNS) server recursive name resolution on the first domain controller in a new regional domain.

Conceptual topic Verify DNS Server Recursive Name Resolution on the First Domain Controller in a New Regional Domain

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Make it possible for clients to locate a domain controller in the next closest site by enabling the TryNextClosestSite Group Policy setting. For more information, see Enabling Clients to Locate the Next Closest Domain Controller.

Conceptual topic Enable Clients to Locate a Domain Controller in the Next Closest Site

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Back up the private key of the domain's Encrypting File System (EFS) recovery agent.

Conceptual topic Back Up the Private Key of the Domain's EFS Recovery Agent

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