Monday, December 24, 2012

Windows Server 2012 Server Installation and Active Directory Configuration


Your are reading : SharePoint Server 13 Installation (Part 1)

Windows Server Installation

Note : For this blog post I’ve installed Windows Server 2012 Datacenter x64 bit on Hyper-V

1) Download : Windows Server 2012 download
2) Start installation by booting from CD or DVD
    Select Time and currency format, I’ve selected English (India)

Time Currency Formate

Click on Install

 Install

Select “Windows Server 2012 Datacenter (Server with a GUI) x64

ServerUi

Accept the licence terms
select “Custom : Install windows only (Advanced)”

CustomInstall

Click Next

AllocateDisc

Installation process will start

InstallationProcess

Machine will reboot couple of times between installation.
Enter Password for default account Administrator.

Password


Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to sign in

ctrlAltDelete

Change the name of Server

Go to System properties, Right click on Computer >> Properties and select "Change Settings”

SystemChange

Click on Change button under Computer Name tab.

Change1

Give name to Computer, I’ve given SP13 as I am going to use this machine for SharePoint 13 installation.

mName

After this you will have to restart machine to apply changes.

Configure Active Directory

Once the machine restarted, you will see Server manager is already open. Click on Add roles and features

AddRole

Click Next

AddFeature

Select Role base or feature-based installation option and click Next.

RoleBase

Select Server from the Server pool  and click Next.

ServerPool

Select check box option “Active Directory Domain Services”

CheckBoxAd

after selecting option we will have to add prerequisite features for AD services.
Click on Add features.

AddADFeatures

Click Next

ConfirmInstallation

Click Install button.
After installation don’t close the windows. we need to promote this server to domain controller.
Click on “promote this server to domain controller”.

promotead

Select option “Add a new forest” and enter fully qualified domain name. I’ve put “zsdev.com”.

DomainName

Keep Forest functional level and Domain functional level to  “Windows Server 2012”.

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put password for Directory Service Restore Mode.  And Click Next.

delegatedns

again Click Next.

NetbiosName

keep the same NetBIOS domain name and click on Next button.

AdDatabase

You can change Database folder, log and Sysvol path. i will keep as it is. and click Next.

ReviewSelection

Review your selection and click on Next button. and  Begin Install.
Machine will restart after installation and ask your domain credentials to sign in.

domainCred

Add User to Active Directory

Open Server Manager >> Tools >> Active Directory Users and Computers.

Tools

and Create Organization Unit  by clicking on domain name >> New >> Organizational Unit  name it Accounts.
Right click on Accounts >> New >> Users.

NewUser

Don’t forget to uncheck “Users must change Password at next login”
and  Check “Password never expires”.

NewUserPassword

Thanks.
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12 comments:

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  2. Hi. i just need the confirmation, once i installed the windows server on my computer. will everything in the computer be lost ? (the work docs and what not) please confirm with me with this :) thanks in advance! i like your straight and easy to understand post

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  3. what permissions do i give the account svcSPFarm, and how do i give these permissions to that user?

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