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Promote to domain controller

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Hi all,
As a newbie please bare with me..
Ive installed server 2008 on my pe2850. ive installed dns, dhcp and ad through server management. From my reading i now need to promote the server to a domain controller, how do i go about doing this?
This is just one of many questions that i have so i apologise if its a simple question.

Does anyone have any good literature i can read on server 2008? everything from adding users to ...well everything..
thanks again
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Hi thanks for the comment,
Am i right in thinking that that dcpromo not only installs domain controller functionality but also promotes it to a domain controller?
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Yes, dcpromo promotes server to a domain controller.
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Best is to install the Active Directory Domain Services role and follow the steps and promote your DC with this wizards to become a DC.
DCPROMO.exe is deprecated in server 2012.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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I'd suggest you check out Dan Petri's site for tutorials:

http://www.petri.co.il/

That said, I would also consider you VERY wise if you were doing this AT LEAST ONE for learning before you actually started setting up your network.  Play around and screw up a test network first... so when you do it a second (or better still a third time) you get it mostly right.  And definitely ask a lot of questions.
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