Once the DCPROMO wizard has completed you are prompted to reboot your Windows 2003 server, you might want to take a quick look at the Active Directory files are located and have been successfully created. There are a few quick checks you can perform to verify a successful installation. This must be done before you carry out any additional task on your domain to ensure peace of mind.
Installing active directory has become very easy in windows 2003 compared to its predecessor “Windows 2000”. Mistakes could be made very easily and would make it difficult for IT administrator's on-site with desktop troubleshooting skills to troubleshoot such problems. But those days are gone, Windows 2003 DCPROMO has evolved and has become extremely simple and straight forward to setup and configure. In this article we will take a quick look at how AD can be setup on a Windows 2003 R2 SP2.