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MOAC Active Directory

MOAC Active Directory

 
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Author: Jacob Sorem
Objective:
  • Configure VirtualBox to host Server 2008
  • Name and Configure Server for Active Directory labs
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Naming and Configuring the Virtual Machines

Initial configuration of the Virtual Machines, naming:

RWDCxx-Odd
RWDCyy-Even

(The same convention can be used to create Read Only DCs (RODCxx-Odd) and Server Core installations (Coreyy-Even).

Server Naming

This may seem obvious, but those who are not experienced with configuring Windows may stumble with this step. Most often, the computer description is changed instead of the actual name.

Suggestions on Further Configuration.

Here are some more recommendations on configuring the server for lab use, including my recommendation for Automatic Updates. This recommendation is not intended for production situations.

Final Network setup and Snapshots

Here are the last steps to get your servers ready for upcoming labs. This includes network configuration suggestions and taking snapshots.

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