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Checklist: Creating a new child domain

Updated: May 1, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Checklist: Creating a new child domain


Step Reference

(Optional) Review concepts about adding new child domains.

Creating a new child domain

(Optional) Review concepts about security and other options available when using the Active Directory Installation Wizard.

Using the Active Directory Installation Wizard

Verify that the server on which you will be installing Active Directory has an NTFS partition.

Reformatting or converting a partition to use NTFS

Verify that you are a member of the Enterprise Admins group or the Domain Admins group of the parent domain.

Default groups

Verify that DNS is properly configured before installing Active Directory.

Checklist: Verifying DNS before installing Active Directory

Create the domain controller.

Create a new child domain

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