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Install Active Directory on Server Core 2008

By Osterberg |  Aug 14, 2009  | core, server-2008, active-directory
To install Active Directory on Server Core 2008 you need to run dcpromo.exe in unattended mode. First start notepad on the target Core server and paste the following: [DCINSTALL] InstallDNS=yes NewDomain=forest NewDomainDNSName=<The fully qualified Domain Name System (DNS) name> DomainNetBiosName=<By default, the first label of the fully qualified DNS name> SiteName=<Default-First-Site-Name> ReplicaOrNewDomain=domain ForestLevel=3 DomainLevel=3 DatabasePath="%systemroot%\NTDS" LogPath="%systemroot%\NTDS" RebootOnCompletion=yes SYSVOLPath="%systemroot%\SYSVOL" SafeModeAdminPassword=P@ssw0rd This is example is for a new forest installation with Forest and Domain level set to 2008.
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