This chapter includes the following sections:
Install the Operating System:
Install Windows Server 2008 (any Windows server except Web).
When the installation is complete, leave the installation disc in the drive, you will need it to complete the installation of ADS.
Set the Computer's Name and Suffix.
Open the "System Properties" dialog box. Click Start, then right-click the computer icon.
In the "System" window select Advanced system settings (Figure 17-1).
Select the Computer Name tab (Figure 17-2), click Change.
In the pop-up window that appears (Figure 17-3), fill in the following fields:
Computer name: Enter the name you wish to designated for your computer. (Make a record of this name).
Member of: Select the Workgroup radio button, then enter a unique workgroup name. (Make a record of this name).
In the "DNS Suffix and NetBIOS Computer Name" dialog box (Figure 17-4), do the following:
Primary DNS suffix of this computer: Enter the DNS suffix of your computer (Make a record of this suffix).
Change primary DNS suffix when domain membership changes: If check box is selected, deselect it.
Click OK to close the dialog box.
In the "Computer Name/Domain Changes" dialog box, click OK.
In the "System Properties" window click Close.
In the reboot dialog box (Figure 17-5) click Restart Later.
To configure the network settings:
Open "Network Properties."
Select View Status, located next to the network connection you have selected.
Click Properties (Figure 17-7).
Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/Iv4) (Figure 17-8).
Set the IP address to an unused, static IP address.
Set the preferred DNS server to your computer's IP address.
Select the check box Append primary and connection-specific DNS suffixes (Figure 17-9).
Select the check box Append parent suffixes of the primary DNS suffix (Figure 17-9).
Click on until you have exited the properties pane, then click Close.
Restart the computer.
Select Start > Server Manger.
In the "Roles" section (Figure 17-10) click Add Roles.
In the "Add Roles Wizard" (Figure 17-11) click Next.
Select Active Directory Domain Services (Figure 17-12) and click Next.
Review the list of additional services to be installed along with Active Directory (Figure 17-13) and click Next.
Click Install to begin installation of "Active Directory 2008" (Figure 17-14).
Allow the installation to complete (Figure 17-15).
Review the results of the "Add Roles Wizard" page (Figure 17-16). Click: Close this wizard and launch the Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard (dcpromo.exe).
In the welcome screen (Figure 17-17) click Next.
In the "Operating System Compitibility" screen (Figure 17-18) click Next.
In the "Choose a Deployment Configuration" screen (Figure 17-19) select Create a new Domain in a forest, then click Next.
Name the "Forest Root Domain" (Figure 17-20):
Enter the name of the new forest, which is the DNS root domain that you created previously. Click Next.
Allow the check dialog to complete (Figure 17-21).
In the "Set Forest Functional Level" screen (Figure 17-22), select Windows Server 2008, then click Next.
In the "Additional Domain Controller Options" screen (Figure 17-23), ensure that DNS Server is selected, then click Next.
If you have a DHCP based adapter you will see the following pop-up message (Figure 17-24):
Select No, I will assign static IP addresses to all physical adapters to continue with the installation. After the installation completes you can change any DHCP adapter back.
If the DNS zone you are creating does not have an authoritative parent zone, the following pop-up message may be displayed (Figure 17-25):
Select Yes to continue with the installation.
In the "Location for Database, Log Files, and SYSVOL" screen (Figure 17-26) select the default in the Database folder field or change it as required by your system, then click Next.
In the "Directory Services Restore Mode Administrator Password" screen (Figure 17-27), enter a password and make a record of it.
In the "Summary" screen (Figure 17-28):
Review your settings.
Export your settings.
Wait for the installation to complete (Figure 17-29).
In the Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard (Figure 17-30), click Finish to complete the installation.
Reboot the System.
Select Start > Run.
"Group Policy Management" opens (Figure 17-32).
Expand the tree Domains >
<your domain name>, then select Default Domain Policy, located in the left panel of the "Group Policy Management" screen (Figure 17-33).
Select the Settings tab (Figure 17-34).
Expand Security > Account Policy/Password Policy section (Figure 17-35), by clicking show.
Review the "Policy" list. The option Password must meet complexity requirements is set to true by default. Change this option to Disabled (default WebCenter Sites passwords do not meet these requirements).
Select Start > Run.
In the "Group Policy Management" screen, expand the tree Domains > name of your domain. Select the Default Domain Policy, located on the right of the screen (Figure 17-37), then select edit.
The "Group Policy Management Editor" window opens (Figure 17-38).
In the left hand tree expand: Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Account Settings > Password Policy (Figure 17-39).
Right-click Password must meet complexity requirements, located on the right side of the screen, then select Properties.
In the "Password must meet complexity requirements Properties" dialog box (Figure 17-40) select the radio button Disabled, then click OK.
Close the "Group Policy Management Editor" and "Group Policy Management" windows.
The domain will no longer check for password complexity. WebCenter Sites default passwords can now be used.
When WebCenter Sites is installed you can reverse step 2 by clicking Enabled to re-engage the security settings.
This section shows you how to connect to Active Directory Server using an LDAP browser.
You cannot add groups, set passwords, or activate accounts using an LDAP browser.
Open the LDAP browser.
Select the Quick Connect tab.
Fill out the following information (Figure 17-41):
localhost (if connecting remotely, enter the actual host name)
<DNS_suffix> (the part of the DNS name after the host name)
Anonymous bind: deselect
Append base DN: deselect
<ADS_password> (you created this password in step 9)
Show the default view on the LDAP tree (Figure 17-42).