Where can I find instructions for setting up a new AD Domain from scratch?

By jonathan ·
Hi, I'm looking to set up a new Domain using a Windows 2008R2 server. I'm looking for some source of documentation that will list the concepts to create it. If there is a step-by-step guide, even better.

I plan to convert peoples' local computer accounts to Domain accounts and enable roaming profiles. There are so many roles that a server can do, which ones do I actually need to enable?

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Where can I find instruct ...

The minimum roles are DNS and Active Directory Services are required for Domain Accounts.
For roaming profiles you need disk space and configure roaming profile via 'Profile' tab for user properties in Active Directory Users and Computers console (see RSAT tools). Use the Server Manager tool to start off the wizard.

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by jonathan In reply to Domains

Thanks, I need to convert the local profiles to roaming rather than new "blank" accounts.

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by jonathan In reply to You mean Documentation li ...

Darn it, I knew I should have used Bing, not Google, for a MS related search!

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Yep it's the only place that I have found Bing to be of any use

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Bing?!

Even then it's not that great as the first couple of searches took me to the Web and away from M$ itself.


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Ah try microsofts web sites? they do make Active Directory

by CG IT In reply to Where can I find instruct ...

so they would have documentation on their products....

just a thought

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