Assignment #1 - Microsoft Virtual Lab Report - Microsoft Virtual Lab Report Exercise 1 Deploying Active Directory with Server Manager and Windows

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Microsoft Virtual Lab Report Exercise 1: Deploying Active Directory with Server Manager and Windows PowerShell The Microsoft Virtual Lab aimed to help the end user (me) understand how to add new Active Directory (AD) Domain Controllers (DC) using the Server Administration Tools. The first exerciseprimarily focused on adding additional servers to manage while connected to the DC01 server. This was the main domain controller that we were to work on for the duration of the lab assignment. The steps listed were straightforward, however I immediately began having issues attempting to add “Server02” while Server01 and Server03 connected fine without issues. I kept receiving an error message indicating that the target system could not be found. To resolve this issue, I manually navigated to Server 02's environment and disabled/enabled the network adapters. I also repeated this process for Server 01 and Server 03 respectively. Eventually all three servers indicated that they were online after waiting a few minutes. This informed me that connection interruptions can delay the DC01 from adding the proper servers despite showing a limited connection status. Before configuring each server as a domain controller, the specified server had to have Active Directory Domain Services added to enable this task. For this step, we navigated to the Add Roles and Features under Server 01 and selected Active Directory Domain Services which installed successfully. This only installed the AD components, but did not configure the server to be an AD Domain controller. To accomplish this task, we would select
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  • Fall '16
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