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Promoting Windows Server 2012 as a DC

Where is DCPROMO?

Just as with previous versions of Windows Server, you will need to install the Active Directory Domain Services role if you want to promote your server as a Domain Controller.

In previous versions, you would simply initiate this process with the DCPROMO command. However, in Windows Server 2012, you do not run DCPROMO to promote your server to a domain controller. In Windows Server 2012, the DCPROMO command has been deprecated.

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There are basically two methods to initiate the promotion process in Windows Server 2012. The first option is to use PowerShell. PowerShell is a great option as it provides the ability to script the process.

However, this video tutorial deals with the second option which is made available in using Server Manager.

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