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LAB 2 : Build a Windows Server 2012 Active Directory in the Cloud


Please refer my previous post to do LAB 1 scenario.

In this post, i have included the steps to setup a Windows server 2012 Active Directory in the Cloud and going to cover the below steps.

1.  Register DNS Server

2.  Define a Virtual Network.

3. Deploy Windows Server 2012 VM and configure Active Directory.

 

1. Register DNS Server

  •    Select NETWORK on the side navigation panel on the management portal.
  •    Select NEW on the bottom navigation bar and then select NETWORK SERVICES -> VIRTUAL NETWORK  -> REGISTER DNS SERVER.

Complete the below fields

  1. NAME : sccmlabdns01 ( It can be your unique name )
  2. DNS SERVER IP ADDRESS : 10.0.0.4
  • Click REGISTER DNS SERVER button.

 

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  •  DNS SERVER is created and you can see the details under NETWORKS.

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2. Define a Virtual Network in Microsoft Azure

  • Select NETWORK on the side navigation panel on the management portal.
  • Select NEW on the bottom navigation bar and then select NETWORK SERVICES -> VIRTUAL NETWORK  -> QUICK CREATE.

Complete the fields as below.

  1. NAME : sccmlabnet01
  2. ADDRESS SPACE : 10.—.—.—
  3. Maximum VM Count: 4096 [CIDR: /20]
  4.  LOCATION : Southeast Asia (Select your nearest location)
  5. DNS SERVER : sccmlabdns01
  •  Click CREATE A VIRTUAL NETWORK button.

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  • VIRTUAL NETWORK is created, you can see under NETWORKS.

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3. Deploy a WINDOWS SERVER 2012 VM in Microsoft Azure

  •  Select VIRTUAL MACHINES on the side navigation panel and then select +NEW -> COMPUTE -> VIRTUAL MACHINE -> FROM GALLERY.

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  •  Choose Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter and click the Next button.

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On the Virtual machine configuration page, complete the below fields.

  1. VERSION RELEASE DATE : Choose the recent date.
  2. VIRTUAL MACHINE NAME : AD01
  3. TIER : STANDARD
  4. SIZE : A1 (1 core, 1.75 GB memory)
  5. NEW USER NAME : your unique name
  6. PASSWORD :  Enter  password of a user name
  •  Click Next button.

 

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On this page, complete the below fields.

  1. CLOUD SERVICE :  Drop down the Cloud service and select the existing cloud service and CLOUD SERVICE                                           DNS NAME will be filled automatically.
  2. REGION/AFFINITY GROUP/VIRTUAL NETWORK : Select the existing virtual network that we created                                                                                                                earlier.
  3. VIRTUAL NETWORK SUBNETS : Subnet-1(10.0.0.0/23)
  4. STORAGE ACCOUNT : Select the existing STORAGE ACCOUNT that we created in LAB 1 on my                                                                      previous Microsoft Azure post.
  • Click the Next button.

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Leave this page as default and click Checkmark button to create VM.

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VM is created and you can see under VIRTUAL MACHINES.

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4. Configure Windows Server Active Directory

Login into VM and open Server Manager window.

Click on  Add roles and features to install Active Directory Domain Services.

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Select Active Directory Domain Services and click Next

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On the confirmation page, Click install to proceed with AD DS installation.

 

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Active Directory Domain Services has been installed.

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To Configure Domain Controller, Click the link Promote this server to a domain controller

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Select Add a new forest and enter the domain name “KARTHI.COM”

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Enter the recovery  password and click Next.

On the DNS Options page, Leave as it is and click Next.

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Do not change anything here. The below path are Active Directory database, Log files and SYSVOL folders location.

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Once prerequisite check passed Click Install.

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Active Directory Configuration successfully completed and the server will restart automatically.

 

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LAB 3: Installation of SCCM 2012 SP2

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