Windows 2008-R2: Active Directory and how to Setup Users and Groups

In this tutorial we will do a basic setup of a User and a Groups. This entails the creation of Organizational Units and the creation of sub Organizational Units in order to keep things organized. We will create a domain user and then create a domain group.

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Windows 2008-R2: Add a computer to a Domain

In this tutorial we will add a computer to our newly created domain. There are some configuration changes that need to be made on the machine that we will add on the domain.  This change basically is to point the DNS away from your router and point to your new DNS which is the actual server we are setting up. This will be the only way the machine will know where to look for the Domain…..and lets get started.

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Windows 2008-R2: How to Install Active Directory

Before this starts you may wonder what is an Active Directory in which case I will quote Wikipedia and say:

“Active Directory serves as a central location for network administration and security. It is responsible for authenticating and authorizing all users and computers within a network of Windows domain type, assigning and enforcing security policies for all computers in a network and installing or updating software on network computers. For example, when a userlogs into a computer that is part of a Windows domain, it is Active Directory that verifies his or her password and specifies whether he or she is a system administrator or normal user”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_Directory

If you wish to obtain more information you can go directly to the source which is Microsoft and obtain more information .

Having said that let us proceed with the tutorial.

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