I’ve already download Windows Server 8 Beta and installed it on top Hyper-V 3.0 and try to lab new features about it. First thing first is AD DS, I don’t hesitate it and execute classic command DCPROMO , and see what happen ? Sarcastic smile

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Yep, DCPROMO deprecated! Open-mouthed smile

So I go to the following link given, and try to continue install AD DS from Server Manager

, from the Dashboard > Add roles and features.image

Click Next, if you want to read it first I don’t mind Smile

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Then you choose Role-based, next

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I select the current server from server pool.

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Check Active Directory Domain Services, and you will prompt this wizard

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Click Next

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Click Next twice then choose Install

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Click Close if the installation succeeded Smile

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Then if you go to server manager there’s an exclamation mark, click it, and it will give you an option to promote the server as Domain Controller

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Because this is my first AD, I’ll choose Add a new forest, Next

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By default the forest and domain functional level are Windows Server 8, but I’ll change it to Win2k8R2, cause I want try to install Exchange 2010 Open-mouthed smile

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Just ignore the error, and click Next

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verify the NetBIOS name, Next

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I leave the default setting for AD DS database.

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You can view the script and try to install using Power Shell

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When the prerequisites checks passed, Install! Open-mouthed smile

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It will restart after you finish Smile

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Login and you can see AD DS & DNS at the Dashboard Open-mouthed smile

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