In this post, we make some in-system preparation for installing “Active Directory” (AD) role for our future SCLABS (System Center Labs). In preparation, I create “Virtual Machine” and install Windows Server 2016 Standard on it. Ad installation is very simple, but you must prepare for it (Plan your OU structure, password police, device name policy and other).

1. Rename our system in VM and restart. I use name “DCSC” (Domain Controller System Center);

adws16prep12. Set prepared IP Address (in my case I don’t use “IPv6“, so I uncheck it);

adws16prep23. This system also host “DNS” role, so “Preferred DNS Server” set to 127.0.0.1, “Alternate DNS Server” not used (in case you have Internet Connection you may set 8.8.8.8(Google DNS));

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