After you establish the root domain, you can create additional domains within the tree if your network plan requires multiple domains. Each new domain within the tree will be a child domain
of the root domain or a child domain of another child domain.
As with other phases of the installation process, you begin creating a child domain by starting the Active Directory Installation Wizard. When the wizard asks you which installation option you'd like to follow:
- Click Domain controller for a new domain.
- Select Create a new child domain in an existing domain tree, as shown here:
After you finish specifying the installation information, the wizard installs Active Directory, converts the computer to a domain controller, and adds the consoles described earlier to the Administrative Tools menu on that computer.
A domain located in the namespace tree directly under another domain name (the parent domain), which contains the name of the parent in its own name. Example: sales.tacteam.net is a child domain of the tacteam.net parent domain.
For instance, a domain named
is a child of the root domain,
The next domain that you create within that tree can be a child of
or a child of