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The new version of Windows Server 2022 is committed to being a comprehensive system for all common administration tasks both at the user and team level..

 

Windows Server 2022 Features
Windows Server 2022 will have functions such as:
  • Supports AES-256-GCM and AES-256-CCM cryptographic suites
  • Allows you to copy files in SMB with compression through the Robocopy, compress and Xcopy / compress commands
  • SMB Direct protocol over RMDA networks now supports AES-256 encryption
  • Native management with Windows Admin Center

 

 

In the most fundamental tasks of Windows Server 2022 is its role as a domain controller, actually if Windows Server does not act as a controller it becomes a simple computer.

 

Windows Server as a domain controller
By acquiring the role of domain controller it will be possible to:
  • Manage third-party software and applications to grant to client computers
  • Be capable of being a DNS server (Domain Name System) to resolve the names of the network
  • Manage and control user and team policies

 

When the Active Directory role is installed, the option is given to promote Windows Server 2022 as a controller and we will see it step by step in this tutorial..

 

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How to promote Windows Server 2022 to domain controller

 

Step 1

We open the Server Manager, we will see the following:

 

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Step 2

We click on "Add roles and characteristics", the following wizard will be displayed:

 

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Step 3

We click on Next and activate the "Feature-based or role-based installation" box:

 

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Step 4

Then we select the server:

 

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Step 5

In the "Server Roles" section we select "Active Directory Domain Services":

 

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Step 6

By activating this box, the following will be displayed:

 

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Step 7

We click on "Add features" and the role will be selected:

 

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Step 8

Click Next and in the Features section we don't add anything:

 

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Step 9

In the next window we will see a summary of the role to install in Windows Server 2022:

 

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Step 10

We click Next to see a summary of the role to install:

 

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Step 11

Click Install to start the process:

 

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Step 12

At the end of the role installation we will see the following:

 

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Step 13

We click on Close, after this at the top we click on "Promote this server to domain controller":

 

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Step 14

The following wizard will be displayed, there we activate the "Add a new forest" box and enter the domain name:

 

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Step 15

Click Next to define the functional level and enter the DSRM password:

 

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Step 16

In the next window we will see the following message:

 

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Step 17

We click Next to see the NETBIOS name of the server:

 

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Step 18

Then we will see the paths where Windows Server hosts the data:

 

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Step 19

In the next window we access the summary of the server promotion task:

 

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Step 20

Click Next to validate the minimum promotion requirements:

 

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Step 21

Click "Install" to start the process of promoting Windows Server 2022 to domain controller:

 

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Step 22

Click Close and restart Windows Server 2022:

 

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Step 23

We log in and we can see that the selected domain has already been integrated:

 

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Step 24

We validate the domain registered in Server Administrator:

 

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The task of promoting Windows Server 2022 to a domain controller has been that simple.

 


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