Active Directory Activation and Configuration

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

  • Active Directory Domain Services
  • DHCP Services
  • DNS Services

Follow this window by clicking on Next until you reach the end. When this happens, you will see a loading bar. When we have returned to the main page of the Server Manager we should notice that in the left menu the 3 previously selected roles have been added. In addition, 2 alerts will appear in the top menu.


First click on number 1 Promote this server to a domain controller. In this open tab, select Add a new forest and enter 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 alert about the DNS which will be resolved later.