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Domain Controller

First step in is to creating "Domain Controller" This article will walk you through setting up the Active Directory Role on a Windows Server 2012.
After login, open "Server Manager", select "Local Server", double click on Ethernet(), and select "Properties" to set a static IP address.
Double click on "Internet protocol version 4", select "Use the following IP address", set IP address and Preferred DNS with "", and leave "Default Gateway" empty.
We can also change the computer name."Server Manager"  select "Computer Name"
From "System Properties" click "Change"
Add the "Computer Name" DC and press "OK"

Active Directory

1. Open the Server Manager from the task bar.
2. From Server Manager Dashboard select Add roles and features. This will launch the Roles and Features Wizard allowing for modifications to be performed on the Windows Server 2012 instance.
3. Select Role-based or features-based installation from the Installation Type screen and click Next.
4. The current server is selected by default. Click Next to proceed to the Server Roles tab.
5. From the Server Roles page place a check mark in the box next to Active Directory Domain Services. A notice will appear explaining additional roles services or features are also required to install domain services, click Add Features.
6. Click Next.
7. Review the installation and click Install.

Domain Controller 

Configuring Active DirectoryOnce the AD DS role is installed the server will need to be configured for your domain.
1. From the Deployment Configuration tab select Add a new forest from the radial options menu. Insert your root domain name into the Root domain name field.
2. Review and select a Domain and Forest functional level. Once selected fill in a DSRM password in the provided password fields. The DSRM password is used when booting the Domain Controller into recovery mode.

Note: The selection made here will have lasting effects to features and server domain controller eligibility. For further information on Domain/Forest functional levels see official Microsoft documentation.
3. Review the warning on the DNS Options tab and select Next.
4. Confirm or enter a NetBIOS name and click Next.
5. Configure the location of the SYSVOL, Log files, and Database folders and click Next.
6. Review the configuration options and click Next.
7. The system will check to ensure all necessary prerequisites are installed on the system prior to moving forward. If the system passes these checks you will proceed by clicking Install.

Note: The server will automatically be rebooted once the installation completes.
8. Once the server is done rebooting reconnect via RDP. Congratulations on successfully installing and configuring a Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2012.

SQL Server Domain User 

1. Now, we are able to create two new domain user that we will use them later when installing SQL Server. Open Start menu, then type “dsa” and click on “Active Directory Users and Computers” and open it.
2.Expand Logic.com node, then right click on it. From New list select "Organizational Unit".
3.Enter "SQL Users" and click OK. We use this folder to put our new domain users.
4.Right click on "SQL Users", then from New list select "User".
5.Enter "SQL_Account" in First name and User logon name and click Next.
6.Enter a complex password that later we will use for this account in SQL Server installation. Uncheck User must change password at next logon option and check the Password never expires.
7.Review and click on Finish.
8.Repeat the above steps and create another domain user and name it "SQL_Agent".
Congratulation , we have two domain user with minimum privilege that we will use them to run SQL Server services later.
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