Windows Server 2022

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

This Windows Server 2022 Tutorial covers how to Install and configure Active Directory Domain Service on Windows Server 2022. Windows Server Active Directory Domain Service (ADDS) is a directory service that stores information about all objects in the domain and makes this data available to network users and administrators. Active Directory Domain Service provides secure, structured, hierarchical data storage for objects and the admin can easily manage all objects. The Active Directory Domain Controller is a server that runs Active Directory Domain Service and domain controllers to give the network user access to permitted resources anywhere on the network through a single logon process.

Table of Contents

  • Install Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS)
  • Configure Domain Controller
  • Join in Active Directory Domain from Windows clients

Prerequisite Required

Demo environment

  • Computer Name: server1
  • Operating System: Windows Server 2022 Datacenter
  • IP Address: 192.168.0.3

Install Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) on Windows Server 2022

Steps for Install Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS)

  1. Open Add roles and features Wizard
  2. Select installation type
  3. Select destination server
  4. Select server roles
  5. Select features
  6. Confirm installation selections

1. Open Add roles and features Wizard

Open the Server Manager dashboard and click Add roles and features.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

Before you begin, click Next.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

2. Select installation type

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

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

3. Select destination server

Select a Host to which you’d like to add services and click Next.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

4. Select server roles

Choose the Active Directory Domain Services box from the server roles page.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

As soon as you choose Active Directory Domain Services a new window appears. Click Add Features.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

Choose the DNS Server box from the server roles page.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

As soon as you choose DNS Server a new window appears. Click Add Features.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

Please ensure the Active Directory Domain Services and DNS Server options are selected and click Next.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

5. Select features

On the select features console, just click Next because we do not require any extra features at the moment.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

On the Active Directory Domain Services console, you can read brief information about the Active Directory Domain Services. Click Next to continue.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

On the DNS Server console, you can read brief information about the DNS server. Click Next to continue.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

6. Confirm installation selections

Confirm installation selections and click on Install to start the installation process.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

Configure Domain Controller on Windows Server 2022

Steps for Configure Domain Controller

  1. Promote this server to a domain controller
  2. Deployment Configuration
  3. Domain Controller Options
  4. Additional Options
  5. Paths
  6. Review Options
  7. Prerequisites Check

1. Promote this server to a domain controller

Click Promote this server to a domain controller.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

2. Deployment Configuration

Now we are going to install a new forest and new domain, in this tutorial Root domain name is test.com.

Select Add a new forest, Enter the Root domain name and click Next.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

3. Domain Controller Options

Select the forest functional level, and domain functional level, and Specify domain controller capabilities as per your requirement.

Type Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) password and click Next.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

Click Next to continue.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

4. Additional Options

Click Next to continue.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

5. Paths

Specify the location of the AD DS database, Database folder, Log files folder, SYSVOL folder (Keep it as default location), and click Next.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

6. Review Options

Verify all the settings and click Next.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

7. Prerequisites Check

Prerequisites need to be validated before ADDS is installed on this server. Click Install.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

Enter Username and Password (After restarting the System, the login name is changed to “Domain name\User name”).

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

Open your network connection Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) Properties and change the preferred DNS server IP Addresses.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

Join in Active Directory Domain from Windows clients

This example is based on Windows 11. Verify client and the server are on the same network and the client has at least one DNS server configured, that is able to resolve the AD DNS zone.

Right-click on This PC and click on Properties.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

Click Domain or Workgroup

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

Click Change to change domain.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

Select Domain, input domain name, and click OK. In this tutorial domain name is test.com

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

Authentication is required, authenticate with a domain User in Active Directory.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

Click OK. It means that successfully joined the domain.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

Click OK.

Install and configure ADDS on Windows Server 2022

After restarting Computer, click Other user to switch Domain user to login.

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