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Overview
In Windows Server 2012, dcpromo has been deprecated.

Using Server Manager (UI):
In order to make the windows server 2012 domain controller we will install ADDS (Active Directory Domain Services) role from the server manager on Windows Server 2012.
First we will change the server name let say DC01 and the IP address 10.10.21.1 (try to avoid using default 192.168.0.1)

INSTALLING AD DS ROLE

“Before You Begin” screen provides you basic information such as configuring strong passwords, IP addresses and Windows updates.

On Installation Type page, select the first option “Role-based or Feature-based Installation“.
Scenario-based Installation option applied only to Remote Desktop services.

On the “Server Selection”
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The next page is for the members in which you can add new members to this group. You can add the user either by entering the user's name if you remember the name or you can do an Advanced Search to find the user and then add it.

Step 5
The next page is named "Member of" from which you can make this group a member of any other group. Here you also can either directly enter the name of the group or you can search the names using the Advanced Search option.

The last page is for the user that will manage this group. You can provide the name and information of the person who will be responsible for managing this group.

Create a user

Step 1
First of all logon to your Windows Server 2012. After login, open your Start Menu and click on "Administrative Tools".

Step 2
Now a list of items will appear in front of you from which you must select "Active Directory Users and Computers".

Step 3
Now you will see that your domain exists, in this Tool and many options are available beneath it like Account, Bulletin, Computers, Users etc.

Step 4
Right-click on your domain and go to "New". In New go to the "Users" to add a "New User".

Step 5
Now a form will be available in front of you that you must fill in to provide all necessary details of a new user. After that click on the "Next" button.

Step 6
On clicking the Next button a New Form will be opened in which you need to provide the Password for the new user.

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