Installing Active Directory on Windows Server 2012 or R2 using the GUI

  1. Open Server Manager Dashboard
  2. Click on add roles and featuresServer Manager Dashboard
  3. Click NextBefore You Begin
  4. Leave Role-based or feature-based installation option selected, and click NextInstallation Type
  5. Select your machine then click NextServer Selection
  6. Select Active Directory Domain Services then click on add featuresActive Directory Domain Services
  7. Select Active Directory Domain Services then click on Add FeaturesActive Directory with Check marketedActive Directory Domain Services -- Add features
  8. Click NextActive Directory - Features
  9. Click NextActive Directory Domain Services - AD DS
  10. Click InstallActive Directory - Confirmation
  11. After the installation is completed Close the Add Roles and Features Wizard

Active Directory - InstallActive Directory - Install - Complete

You have just installed Active Directory

Server Manager Dashboard with AD

Follow this link to setup Active Directory.

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