Make a server a Domain Controller

 

New domain and forest.

To make a windows server a DC (domain controller) you must first install the feature. I first use the get-WindowsFeature to see if the correct feature is targeted.

After the feature is installed, load the correct module and install the servers as a Domain controller for a new domain and forrest.

Existing domain and forest.

I you have already a domain and forest up and running you must add a server to this domain.

 

Demote a server.

To remove the domain controller function from a server use.

Use the get-help with this cmdlet to see the options you can use.

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