I need to promote a member server to a domain controller. It is currently configured as a File and Print server. There is another DC on the WAN at another location, and we need to be able to provide authentication at our site. If anyone has performed this task before I would appreciate any words of wisdom that you which you would have had before this venture.
OS: Windows Server 2003 Standard
Re: Promoting a member server to DC
9 years 3 months ago #30302
My info is a bit outdated on this so I hope I'm not out of scope.
First make sure you set the server's primary DNS to the IP of the Active Directory enabled DNS server you have. (which is probably the other DC's IP). Then Dcpromo is the command you need to join or create a domain controller. If you run it without any parameters, a wizard will popup and guide you through it.