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Steps for Installing AD DS

Updated: January 5, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

The following sections provide step-by-step instructions for installing Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in all configurations, including instructions for installing it on a full installation or a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2. These sections provide the Windows interface, command-line, and answer file methods for performing installations.

The process for performing an unattended installation of AD DS is the same for a server that is running a full installation or a Server Core installation. The unattended method of installation is required for a Server Core installation.

Procedures for installing AD DS are provided for the following scenarios:

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