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STEP 6: Install and Configure 2-DC1

Published: February 29, 2012

Updated: August 15, 2012

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



2-DC1 provides the following services:

  • A domain controller for the corp2.corp.contoso.com Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain.

  • A DNS server for the corp2.corp.contoso.com DNS domain.

2-DC1 configuration consists of the following:

First, install Windows Server® 2012.

  1. Start the installation of Windows Server 2012.

  2. Follow the instructions to complete the installation, specifying Windows Server 2012 (full installation) and a strong password for the local Administrator account. Log on using the local Administrator account.

  3. Connect 2-DC1 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-DC1 to the 2-Corpnet subnet.

Configure the TCP/IP protocol with static IP addresses.

  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 Network Connections, 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 10.2.0.1. In Subnet mask, type 255.255.255.0. In Default gateway, type 10.2.0.254. Click Use the following DNS server addresses, in Preferred DNS server, type 10.2.0.1, and in Alternate DNS server, type 10.0.0.1.

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

  6. In DNS suffix for this connection, type corp2.corp.contoso.com, and then 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::1. In Subnet prefix length, type 64. In Default gateway, type 2001:db8:2::fe. Click Use the following DNS server addresses, in Preferred DNS server, type 2001:db8:2::1, and in Alternate DNS server, type 2001:db8:1::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.

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

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

  15. On the Computer Name/Domain Changes dialog box, in Computer name, type 2-DC1, and then click OK.

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

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

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

  19. After restarting, login using the local administrator account.

Configure 2-DC1 as a domain controller for the corp2.corp.contoso.com domain and as a DNS server for the corp2.corp.contoso.com DNS domain.

  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 Active Directory Domain Services. Click Add Features when prompted, and then click Next three times.

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

  5. When the installation completes successfully, click Promote this server to a domain controller.

  6. In the Active Directory Domain Services Configuration Wizard, on the Deployment Configuration page, click Add a new domain to an existing forest.

  7. In Parent domain name, type corp.contoso.com, in New domain name, type corp2.

  8. Under Supply the credentials to perform this operation, click Change. On the Windows Security dialog box, in User name, type corp.contoso.com\Administrator, and in Password, enter the corp\Administrator password, click OK, and then click Next.

  9. On the Domain Controller Options page, make sure that the Site name is Second-Site. Under Type the Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) password, in Password and Confirm password, type a strong password twice, and then click Next five times.

  10. On the Prerequisites Check page, after the prerequisites are validated, click Install.

  11. Wait until the wizard completes the configuration of Active Directory and DNS services, and then click Close.

  12. After the computer restarts, log in to the CORP2 domain using the Administrator account.

Use this procedure to provide the CORP\User1 user with full permissions to create and change corp2 Group Policy Objects.

  1. On the Start screen, type gpmc.msc, and then press ENTER.

  2. In the Group Policy Management console, open Forest: corp.contoso.com/Domains/corp2.corp.contoso.com.

  3. In the details pane, click the Delegation tab. In the Permission drop-down list, click Link GPOs.

  4. Click Add, and on the new Select User, Computer, or Group dialog box, click Locations.

  5. On the Locations dialog box, in the Location tree, click corp.contoso.com, and click OK.

  6. In Enter the object name to select type User1, click OK, and on the Add Group or User dialog box, click OK.

  7. In the Group Policy Management console, in the tree, click Group Policy Objects, and in the details pane click the Delegation tab.

  8. Click Add, and on the new Select User, Computer, or Group dialog box, click Locations.

  9. On the Locations dialog box, in the Location tree, click corp.contoso.com, and click OK.

  10. In Enter the object name to select type User1, click OK.

  11. In the Group Policy Management console, in the tree, click WMI Filters, and in the details pane click the Delegation tab.

  12. Click Add, and on the new Select User, Computer, or Group dialog box, click Locations.

  13. On the Locations dialog box, in the Location tree, click corp.contoso.com, and click OK.

  14. In Enter the object name to select type User1, click OK. On the Add Group or User dialog box, make sure that Permissions are set to Full control, and then click OK.

  15. Close the Group Policy Management console.

Computers in the CORP2 domain must obtain computer certificates from the certification authority on APP1. Perform this procedure on APP1.

  1. On APP1, click Start, type certtmpl.msc, and then press ENTER.

  2. In the Certificates Template Console, in the middle pane, double-click Client-Server Authentication.

  3. On the Client-Server Authentication Properties dialog box, click the Security tab.

  4. Click Add, and on the Select Users, Computers, Service Accounts, or Groups dialog box, click Locations.

  5. On the Locations dialog box, in Location, expand corp.contoso.com, click corp2.corp.contoso.com, and then click OK.

  6. In Enter the object names to select, type Domain Admins; Domain Computers and then click OK.

  7. On the Client-Server Authentication Properties dialog box, in Group or user names, click Domain Admins (CORP2\Domain Admins), and in Permissions for Domain Admins, in the Allow column, select Write and Enroll.

  8. In Group or user names, click Domain Computers (CORP2\Domain Computers), and in Permissions for Domain Computers, in the Allow column, select Enroll and Autoenroll, and then click OK.

  9. Close the Certificate Templates Console.

Before you can enroll for certificates on 2-EDGE1, you must force the replication of settings from DC1 to 2-DC1. This operation should be done on DC1.

  1. On DC1, click Start, and then click Active Directory Sites and Services.

  2. In the Active Directory Sites and Services console, in the tree, expand Inter-Site Transports, and then click IP.

  3. In the details pane, double-click DEFAULTIPSITELINK.

  4. On the DEFAULTIPSITELINK Properties dialog box, in Cost, type 1, in Replicate every, type 15, and then click OK. Wait for 15 minutes for replication to complete.

  5. To force replication now in the console tree, expand Sites\Default-First-Site-name\Servers\DC1\NTDS Settings, in the details pane, right-click <automatically generated>, click Replicate Now, and then on the Replicate Now dialog box, click OK.

  6. To ensure replication has completed successfully do the following:

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

    2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER.

      repadmin /syncall /e /A /P /d /q
      
    3. Make sure that all partitions are synchronized with no errors. If not, then rerun the command until no errors are reported before proceeding.

  7. Close the Command Prompt window.

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