VMware vSphere Labs – Infrastructure – Setting Up Active Directory on Windows 2008 R2
This Tutorial runs through a quick overview of installing Active Directory 2008 R2 on a Windows Virtual Machines running in VMware Workstation 8. It has a Video and general instructions to help you out. Enjoy!
- Deploy from the template
- Configure NICS Static
- Disable Extra NIC
- Gateway and DNS are the Gateway list in “Virtual machine Editor”
- Keep DNS as the secondary DNS of the Domain Controller
- Rename machine to appropriate Computer Name to reflect your Domain Controller (sysprep gives silly names)
- Add Role from server manager
- Select Active Directory Domain Services
- Yes, Install the .Net Stuff….
- Run DCPRomo.exe from powershell or within the server manager under AD role
- Install DNS (if not you must be doing something a bit more advanced :))
- Reboot and validate you can log into AD with a Domain Account.
- Join another Virtual Machine to the Domain
Posted on March 8, 2012, in VCP 5, VMware vSphere Lab, vSphere 4, vSphere 5, vSphere Lab and tagged Active Directory, Guide, how to, Lab Setup, VMware, vsphere 4, vsphere 5, Windows Server 2008 R2, workstation 8. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.