There are three ways to promote a Windows Server installation to a domain controller:
- Using Server Manager and the Active Directory Domain Services Configuration Wizard
- Using dcpromo.exe with an answer file
- Using the Install-DDSDomainController, Install-ADDSDomain or Install-ADDSForest cmdlets from the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell
In this recipe, we will cover the steps to promote a server using the preceding three ways.