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Please note that

  • IP is configured statically
  • DNS server is installed in the same server with the AD (It is recommended to install DNS server separately)

Firstly, you have to install Microsoft Windows Server 2019 (refer

login to newly installed server 2019 operating system as the administrator

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Select ‘Server manager’ from start menu

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Select ‘Add roles and features’

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Click ‘Next’ to continue

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Select ‘Role based or feature based installation’ and click ‘Next’

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Select the server that Active Directory is going to be installed

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Select the ‘Active Directory Domain Services’ server role and ‘DNS Server’ server role

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Click Next to proceed to the installation window

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Confirm the installation selections and click ‘install’

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Wait until the installation finishes and close the dialog box

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Click on the notification in Server Manager Dashboard and promote the server to a domain controller

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Choose ‘Add a new forest’ and provide the root domain name

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