Activating and configuring Active Directory

For the activation and configuration of the active directory you will use the Server Manager in which you will access the Add Roles and Feature section, in this section you will add different roles:

  • Active Directory Domain Services
  • Active Directory Federation Services

Follow this window by clicking on Next until you reach the end. When this happens, you will see a loading bar. When you have returned to the main Server Manager page you should notice that the 2 previously selected roles have been added to the left menu. In addition, 1 alert will appear in the top menu.

Click on the alert Promote this server to a domain controller. In this open tab select Add a new forest and write the desired domain name. Follow all the steps until you reach the end and click on the Install button. After completing this you will receive another DNS alert which will be resolved later.