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Add Active Directory Domain Service

Active Directory Domain Service (AD DS) also known as Domain Controller. All users and computer in the domain can be manage through it. Normally administrator use it to perform activity like authorize, authenticate, security policy and etc.

Network setup:

  • IP Address: 192.168.0.10
  • Netmask: 255.255.255.0
  • Gateway 192.168.0.1
  • DNS: 172.0.0.1
  • Hostname: ad01
  • Timezone: (UTC +08:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singpapore
  • Domain: hadiyahyalab.com

Steps:

  • Run Server Manager.
  • Click Add Roles and Features.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • Tick Active Directory Domain Services.
  • Click Add Features. Click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Install.
  • Wait until the installation finish.
  • Click Promote this server to a domain controller.
  • Since this is the first domain controller. Select Add a new forest. Enter the Root domain name. Click Next.
  • Select the function level and set the DSRM password. Click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • NetBIOS will discovered automatically the name. Change it if necessary. Click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • Review and click Next.
  • View the result and click Install.
  • Wait until the installation finish.
  • Once the installation complete. It will force signed out and restart.
  • Login with domain user.

Below show the AD DS is successfully install.

Hadi Yahya Lab Network Diagram

Here the basic network diagram for Hadi Yahya Lab. I will create all the most common servers that required for my lab. Quest NetVault Backup will protect all the server and store the protected data inside Virtual Tape Library (VTL). After that I will simulate how to perform backup and recovery to all the server. All the setup will run on VMware Station.

Server Details as below:

AD Server

  • Operating System: Windows Server 2016 Standard
  • Processor: 4 Cores
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 60 GB
  • Network: 1x 1Gbps

Mail Server

  • Operating System: Windows Server 2016 Standard
  • Processor: 8 Cores
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Storage: 60 GB
  • Network: 1x 1Gbps

Web Server

  • Operating System: CentOS 7 x86_64
  • Processor: 4 Cores
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 60 GB
  • Network: 1x 1Gbps

MSSQL Server

  • Operating System: Windows Server 2016 Standard
  • Processor: 4 Cores
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 60 GB
  • Network: 1x 1Gbps

MySQL Server

  • Operating System: CentOS 7 x86_64
  • Processor: 4 Cores
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 40 GB
  • Network: 1x 1Gbps

Quest NetVault Backup Server + VTL

  • Operating System: Windows Server 2019 Standard
  • Processor: 4 Cores
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Storage: 60 GB
  • VTL Storage: 200 GB
  • Network: 1x 1Gbps

I need prepare the VMware Workstation before I can start create all the server.