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  1. Introduction
  2. Active Directory
  3. Network Setup
  4. DHCP
  5. MMC
  6. IPSec
  7. AD Sites & Services
  8. Sites
  9. Default-First-Site-Name
  10. Servers
  11. NTDS Settings
  12. Inter-Site Transports
  13. IP
  14. SMTP
  15. Subnets
  16. Services
  17. MsmqServices
  18. NetServices
  19. Public Key Services
  20. RRAS
  21. Windows NT
  22. Directory Service
  23. Query-Policies
  24. AD Users & Computers
  25. Computer Creation
  26. User Creation
  27. User Properties
  28. Group Creation & Properties
  29. AD Domains & Trusts
  30. Component Services
  31. Computer Management
  32. Data Sources
  33. Distributed File System
  34. Domain Controller Security Policy
  35. Domain Security Policy
  36. Event Viewer
  37. Internet Authentication Service
  38. Internet Services Manager
  39. Licensing
  40. Local Security Policy
  41. Network Monitor
  42. Performance Monitor
  43. QoS Admission Control
  44. Remote Storage
  45. Routing and Remote Access
  46. Server Extensions Administrator
  47. Services
  48. Telnet Server Administration
  49. Terminal Services Client Creator
  50. Terminal Services Configuration
  51. Terminal Services Licensing
  52. Terminal Services Manager
  53. Windows Media Performance
  54. Windows Media
  55. WINS
  56. Terms
  57. Credits

Windows 2000 Active Directory Structure

To understand Active Directory, the reader should have some knowledge of object oriented concepts. It should be helpful to read the Object Guide and the UML Guide on this website.

In order for the Windows 2000 Server to become a Domain Controller, Active Directory must be installed on the system. This page will show the steps to setup Active Directory.

Selection of Domain Controller Type

Step one involves the selection of whether the domain controller is the first domain controller in the domain or whether it will join an existing domain.

Selection of Domain Controller Type

Selection of Domain Tree

The selection involves whether a new domain tree is being created or whether this new domain is going to be a child domain of another domain.

Selection of Domain Tree

Create or Join Forest

Create or Join Forest

New Domain Name

New Domain Name

NetBIOS Domain Name

NetBIOS Domain Name

Database and Log Locations

Database and Log Locations

Shared System Volume

Shared System Volume

Configure DNS

Configure DNS

DNS Message

DNS Message

Permissions

Permissions

Active Directory Services Restore Mode Administrator Password

Active Directory Services Restore Mode Administrator Password

Summary

Summary

Configuring Dialog Box

Configuring Dialog Box

Completing the Active Directory Installation Wizard

Completing the Active Directory Installation Wizard

Restart Dialog Box

Restart Dialog Box