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STEP 7: Install and Configure 2-APP1

Published: February 29, 2012

Updated: August 15, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2



2-APP1 provides web and file sharing services. 2-APP1 configuration consists of the following:

First, install Windows Server® 2012.

  1. Start the installation of Windows Server 2012 (full installation).

  2. Follow the instructions to complete the installation, specifying a strong password for the local Administrator account. Log on using the local Administrator account.

  3. Connect 2-APP1 to a network that has Internet access and run Windows Update to install the latest updates for Windows Server 2012, and then disconnect from the Internet.

  4. Connect 2-APP1 to the 2-Corpnet subnet.

Configure TCP/IP properties on 2-APP1.

  1. In the Server Manager console, click Local Server, and then in the Properties area, next to Wired Ethernet Connection, click the link.

  2. In the Network Connections window, right-click Wired Ethernet Connection, and then click Properties.

  3. Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click Properties.

  4. Click Use the following IP address. In IP address, type 10.2.0.3. In Subnet mask, type 255.255.255.0. In Default gateway, type 10.2.0.254.

  5. Click Use the following DNS server addresses. In Preferred DNS server, type 10.2.0.1.

  6. Click Advanced, and then click the DNS tab. In DNS suffix for this connection, type corp2.corp.contoso.com, and click OK twice.

  7. Click Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6), and then click Properties.

  8. Click Use the following IPv6 address. In IPv6 address, type 2001:db8:2::3. In Subnet prefix length, type 64. In Default gateway, type 2001:db8:2::fe. Click Use the following DNS server addresses, and in Preferred DNS server, type 2001:db8:2::1.

  9. Click Advanced, and then click the DNS tab.

  10. In DNS suffix for this connection, type corp2.corp.contoso.com, and then click OK twice.

  11. On the Wired Ethernet Connection Properties dialog box click Close.

  12. Close the Network Connections window.

Join 2-APP1 to the corp2.corp.contoso.com domain.

  1. In the Server Manager console, in Local Server, in the Properties area, next to Computer name, click the link.

  2. On the System Properties dialog box, on the Computer Name tab, click Change.

  3. In Computer name, type 2-APP1. In Member of, click Domain, type corp2.corp.contoso.com, and then click OK.

  4. When you are prompted for a user name and password, type Administrator and its password, and then click OK.

  5. When you see a dialog box welcoming you to the corp2.corp.contoso.com domain, click OK.

  6. When you are prompted that you must restart the computer, click OK.

  7. On the System Properties dialog box, click Close.

  8. When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Restart Now.

  9. After the computer restarts, click Switch User, and then click Other User and log on to the CORP2 domain with the Administrator account.

Install the Web Server (IIS) role to make 2-APP1 a web server.

  1. In the Server Manager console, on the Dashboard, click Add roles and features.

  2. Click Next three times to get to the server role selection screen

  3. On the Select server roles page, select Web Server (IIS), and then click Next four times.

  4. On the Confirm installation selections page, click Install.

  5. Verify that the installation was successful, and then click Close.

Create a shared folder and a text file within the folder on 2-APP1.

  1. On the Start screen, type explorer.exe, and then press ENTER.

  2. Click Computer, then double-click Local Disk (C:).

  3. Click New Folder, type Files, and then press ENTER. Leave the Local Disk window open.

  4. On the Start screen, type notepad.exe, right-click Notepad, click Advanced, and then click Run as administrator.

  5. In the Untitled – Notepad window, type This is a shared file on 2-APP1.

  6. Click File, click Save, click Computer, double-click Local Disk (C:), and then double-click the Files folder.

  7. In File name, type example.txt, and then click Save. Close Notepad.

  8. In the Local Disk window, right-click the Files folder, point to Share with, and then click Specific people.

  9. On the File Sharing dialog box, in the drop-down list, click Everyone, and then click Add. In Permission Level for Everyone, click Read/Write.

  10. Click Share, and then click Done.

  11. Close the Local Disk window.

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