Feb 28, 2014

In this article we are going to show you how to setup Lync 2013 under Windows 2012 R2 datacenter edition. This step by step guide will help you to demonstrate and deploy Lync server in production environment. I will not cover active directory setup in this guide. Please visit following link if you want to read how to setup active directory.
Step by Step Active Directory Installation

Prerequisites:
    Active Directory and DNS Services (AD-DS)
    Active Directory Certificate Authority (AD-CA)
    Silverlight
    Windows Features


Step1 – Active Directory CA Roles
Start > Server Manager > Add Roles and Features > Active Directory Certificate Services.


Click Next


Select all four options and click Next.

Active Directory Certificate Services roles installation completed.
Click Close

Configure CA Services. 



Click Next

Select all three and Click Next

Click Next

Click Next


Click Next

Click Next


Click Next

Click Next


Click Next

Select [Choose and assign a certificate for SSL later] Click Next


Click Configure

Click Close



Click yes to configure addition roles. This time select remaining service as shown in image below and click Next
Click Next

Select [Use the built-in application pool identity] then click Next

Select certificate from the box and click Next



Click Configure
Click Close. 

Certification services installation and configuration completed.

How to install Microsoft Lync 2013 on Windows 2012 R2 - Part1


Step2 – Prepare Lync Server
You must login on Lync server with Domain Administrative privileges. In my case, Administrator username will be used to setup whole installation method.

How to install Microsoft Lync 2013 on Windows 2012 R2 - Part2


Step3 – Installing Lync Server
Run setup.exe from media and click Install to being

How to install Microsoft Lync 2013 on Windows 2012 R2 - Part3

We now need to configure the Control Panel. There is another app that is now available. It’s called Lync Server Control Panel

How to install Microsoft Lync 2013 on Windows 2012 R2 - Part4

Feb 25, 2014


In this article we are going to show you how to setup exchange 2013 under windows 2012 R2. This step by step guide will help to demonstrate and deploy exchange mail server in production environment. In this lab we will not cover Active Directory and Windows installation.

How to install and configure Exchange 2013 on Windows 2012 R2

Feb 21, 2014




In this article we are going to show you how to install paid application for free on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The procedure very simple and straight forward but the software is in chines language through which you will install application.

How to install Paid iPhone, iPad and iPod touch application for Free



In this article we are going to show you how to upgrade Windows Server 2003 R2 Active Directory to Windows Server 2012 R2. The migration procedure is very straight forward than the previous version of migration from Windows NT to Windows 2000 Server. It was really difficult to migrate Windows NT domain to Windows 2000 Server but now it is very easy to migrate from 2003 to 2008 and 2012.

How to migrate Windows 2003 R2 Active Directory to Windows 2012 R2

Feb 20, 2014




In this article we are going to show you how to setup Active Directory Forest Domain, Additional Domain and Read Only Domain controllers. We have performed following AD DS steps under test LAB environment, Alternate or different method may be adopted for real environment. This step-by-step guide is very simple and straight to the point.

Prerequisites:
·         Physical or Virtual Machine
·         Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition
·         Static IP Address for each domain


LAB Environment:

I assume you have already installed Windows 2012 Datacenter edition and have configured Static IP Addresses on all machines you planned to promote as a domain controller.



Install Forest Domain Controller


STEP1 - Add Roles and Features

Click Start > Server Manager


Click Manage > Add Roles and Features


Select [Role-based or feature-based installation] Click [Next]


[Select a server from the server pool] already selected, Click [Next]



Select [Active Directory Domain Services] then select [DNS Server] Click [Next]
 



Select [Active Directory Domain Services] then select [DNS Server] Click [Next]
 

Click [Add Features]



Select [DNS]


Click [Add Features]


We have selected AD DS and DNS Roles to install. Click [Next] to proceed



Click [Next]


Click [Next]


Click [Next]


Click [Install]


Roles and Feature installation completed.




STEP2 – Promote server to a Forest Domain Controller

Go to [Server Manager] Click [Notification Flag] then Click [Promote this server as a domain controller



Click [Add a new forest] under Root domain name box, provide your domain name and Click [Next]



Set your forest and domain functional level according to your requirement. In our case we are going with default selection.

Enter DSRM password and confirm password then click [Next]


Just click [Next]



Verify the NetBIOS domain name and Click [Next]



Keep default selection of database, log and SYSVOL. Click [Next]



Click [Next] 


This is the prerequisites check of AD DS; if everything goes fine then this check will pass the requirements. As you can see, all prerequisites checks passed successfully. Just click [Install] to start AD DS installation.


 

Active Directory installation started. Your server will be rebooted automatically and will come up as a domain controller.



Active Directory installation completed; Now we have setup our first domain controller. lets perform remaining tasks.



STEP3 - DNS Server Configuration

Go to Start > Server Manager > Tools > DNS. Right-Click on Reverse Lookup Zones > Click New Zone



Click [Next]



Keep the default selection as show in image below. Click [Next]


Click [Next]


Select [IPv4 Reverse Lookup Zone] click [Next]


We are creating reverse lookup zone for 172.22.10.0 subnet. Enter the network ID of your subnet. Click [Next]

Click [Finish]

Click [Finish]



Under newly created reverse lookup zone, in the right side blank space. Right-Click > Click New Pointer (PTR)



Click [Browse] to select appropriate PTR and [Host IP Address] will be automatically updated.


Select HOST (A) as shown in image below.
 Click [OK]



Follow the above to create second record as shown in image below.


Lets check nslookup status


Perfect result.


STEP4 - Configure Site-and-Services

Go to Start > Server Manager > Tools > Active Directory Site and Services. 

Rename [Default-First-Site-Name]


Create New Site


This is our branch office where we will install additional domain controller. Click OK


Click Ok


This is another branch office where we will install RODC. Click OK to create it


As you can see, we have created three sites (KHI, ISB and Phoenix)


Lets define subnet for these sites.

Right-Click on Subnets > Click New Subnet



Enter your subnet address in Prefix box; in our case we have 172.22.10.0/24 for KHI site.


172.22.11.0/24 for Phoenix site


172.22.12.0/24 for ISB site


As you can see we have created three different subnet for each site


Lets rename DEFAULTIPSITELINK


This is our KHI-ISB link. Remove Phoenix from this link


This is our KHI-Phoenix link


This is our ISB-Phoenix link


As you can see we have created three Site Links.



We have completed Forest Domain Controller Setup. Now lets move to Additional Domain Controller Installation

Active Directory Setup under Windows 2012 R2 Server Datacenter Edition - Forest

 
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