How to promote Domain Controller 2012 R2

Steps to promote Domain Controller 2012- Windows Server 2012 R2

In this post, we will help you with the steps to promote Domain Controller 2012 on Windows Server 2012 R2. DC is used for the centralized management. It is also a repository for all the objects in a domain. Steps to promote Domain Controller 2012 is different from the steps follow in 2008/ R2.

My favorite DCPROMO command doesn’t not working in Windows Server 2012 R2. We’ll follow 2 phase approach to promote DC. In first phase we’ll install AD DS role and in a second phase we’ll install Active Directory. Let’s begin with the steps to promote Domain controller 2012.

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