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Global Open VersitySystems Integration Hands-on Labs Training ManualInstall Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Domain Controller
By Kefa Rabah,firstname.lastname@example.orgDec 12, 2009GTS Institute
A central component of the Windows platform, Active Directory directory service provides the means tomanage the identities and relationships that make up network environments. Windows Server 2003makes Active Directory simpler to manage, easing migration and deployment.Active directory has been around since the release of Windows 2000 several years ago, and is now astandard sight in many offices. Its inclusion marked a radical change at the heart of the Windows Server platform, one that people are still adjusting to today.For organizations using Win 2k3 AD infrastructure that require flexible support for directory-enabledapplications, Microsoft has developed Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM). ADAM is a LightweightDirectory Access Protocol (LDAP) directory service that runs as a user service, rather than as a systemservice. Active Directory Application Mode represents a breakthrough in directory services technology thatprovides flexibility and helps organizations avoid increased infrastructure costs.LDAP is an acronym for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol; it is a simplified version of the X.500protocol. The directory setup in this training manual will be later used for authentication. Nevertheless,LDAP can be used in numerous ways: authentication, shared directory (for mail clients), address book,etc.In this Hands-on Systems Integration Training Lab, we’re going undertake a step-by-step installation,configuration of Windows Server 2003 Active Directory DC.This project was demonstrated entirely using VMware, however, once you perfect the setup you canmigrated them into physical servers if you so wish. You may also Virtual PC instead of VMware for your demo setup.
Part 1: Install & setup Windows Server 2k3 Active Directory
It’s assumed that you have already installed Windows server 2k3 or know how to install Windows server 2003.
Step 1: Install Windows Ser 2003 and Setup Active Directory DC
Here is a summary. Once you decide on the domain name, in our case,
, on server-name
, then just follow this procedure:1. Install Win2k3 Enterprise server or whatever option you have.2. Configure the server with static IP address, as shown in Fig. 1.