Best Practices Analyzer for Active Directory Domain Services: Prerequisites
Published: April 23, 2009
Updated: August 31, 2012
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012
The topics in this section explain how to prepare Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) for running a Best Practices Analyzer scan for the first time. Content in this section is most valuable to administrators who recently installed AD DS and who want information about configuration steps or other preparations that must be completed before they can run a Best Practices Analyzer scan on AD DS for the first time.
The Best Practices Analyzer applies prerequisite rules to identify gaps in Active Directory configuration or missing roles, role services, or features that must be installed on the computer before administrators can run a Best Practices Analyzer scan on AD DS for the first time.
For more information about Best Practices Analyzer and scans, see Best Practices Analyzer (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=122786).
AD DS: The domain controller must be able to connect to the RID master in this domain
AD DS: The domain controller must be able to connect to the PDC emulator master in this domain
AD DS: This domain controller must be able to reach a DNS server and retrieve DNS records that are associated with this domain controller