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How to Setup Active Directory Domain Service on Windows Server 2016

In this tutorial, I will explain how to setup active directory on windows server 2016.

The first step is to get windows server 2016 install on a server. it is very similar to server 2012/2012 R2 installation and in one of my previous posts i have describe how to do the windows server 2016 installation and IP configuration in details.

(Since the server will be act as DNS server, for DNS server field you can use local host address or

Active Directory setup is now divided into the following two parts:
1. Install Active directory Domain Service
2. Promote server as Domain controller

If you want to see video tutorial first then click on below video to see the steps to Setup Active Directory Domain Service with DNS on Windows Server 2016

Let’s walk through the methods of installing active directory on Windows Server 2016 and adding domain in new forest.

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