Windows - Active Directory Basic Installation

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Windows - Active Directory Basic Installation


Basic installation on my computer for test purpose of Windows - Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI)


  • Properly configured TCP/IP (IP address, subnet mask and - optional - default gateway) : Windows - Installing a Loopback Adapter
  • An NTFS partition with enough free space ; 250mb
  • An Administrator's username and password


  • launch dcpromo.exe
  • Welcome Page
  • Operating System Comptability
  • Domain Controller type : Domain Controller for a new domain
  • Create New Domain : Domain in a new forest
  • New Domain Name : gerardnico.local

Adsi Installation New Domain Name

  • Netbios Domain Name : GERARDNICO
  • Database and Log Folders :
    • Database Folder : C:\WINDOWS\NTDS
    • Log Folder : E\WINDOWS\NTDS
  • Shared system volume : C:\WINDOWS\SYSVOL
  • DNS registration diagnostic : Install and configure the DNS
  • Permissions : Permissions compatible only with Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003
  • Password : pwd
  • Summary : Next and finish

Adsi Installation Summary

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Windows - Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI)

Active Directory Service Interfaces is a technology created by Microsoft that provides a variety of network services, including: LDAP-like directory services Kerberos-based authentication DNS-based...

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