The steps detailed below covers the installation process for building and configuring a Windows 2008 or 2008 R2 Active Directory and DNS implementation, and is a prerequisite for any Active Directory implementation as detailed in the Microsoft product service description. The diagram below shows how I have setup my AD network into separate network segments meaning we need to open up the AD ports. Requirements: 1. Ensure that the following services are started and set to Automatic start-up “DHCP Client” and “TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper“ 2.
For the purpose of this installation, I will be installing Windows Server 2008R2 Enterprise Edition (64bit). The choice of using the Enterprise Edition is for installation of Clustering services in later posts. Requirement: If your computer has less than the “minimum” requirements, you will not be able to install this product correctly. Please refer to the Microsoft article for more information – Click here Installation Guide: 1. Insert the Windows Server 2008 R2 Operating Systems CD.