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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 https://techencyclopedia.wordpress.com/2020/02/15/microsoft-windows-server-2019-installation-step-by-step-guide/)

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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