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Lesson 2Install Active Directory
ObjectiveRun the Installation Wizard to Install Active Directory

How to run the Installation Wizard

Running the Installation Wizard is a very straightforward process. Note that the DCPROMO command can also be used to demote a server that is already a domain controller.
  1. You access the wizard by selecting Run from the Start menu. The Run dialog box appears. Then type dcpromo.exe, as shown here:

This is the Run dialog box. Type the name of a program, folder, document, or internet resource.

  1. The Active Directory Installation Wizard appears:

This is the Active Directory Installation Wizard
  1. Once inside the wizard, you are given several options about where to install your domain controller. The option box is shown here:
  2. Here, the wizard asks you which of the following four areas of Active Directory you wish to create (you can choose only one per installation):
    1. A new forest, including the root domain (the first domain in the forest) and the first domain controller
    2. A new child domain and its domain controller in an existing tree
    3. A new tree and its domain controller in an existing forest
    4. An additional domain controller in an existing Windows 2000 domain
This module will teach you how to pursue each of these different installation options.
In the next lesson, we will define the requirements and network credentials for installing Active Directory.