Windows Server 2012 Foundation Single Server Domain Controller
Posted on 2013-11-04
Can a standalone single server running Windows Server 2012 Foundation become a domain controller?
I set up the server as a new forest and I received this error message:
"The server did not finish checking the license compliance.
If the server is joined to a domain, make sure that the server
can connect to a domain controller. If the license compliant check
cannot be completed, the server will automatically shut down in 9 days"
The language on Microsoft.com regarding this is very vague.
MSFT says "Must be the root domain controller in a domain that has no trusts at the root of the forest. This condition is temporarily allowed for migrations, but if persistent, the system will be forced to restart"
Ok, but does that mean I can make it forest root in its own domain of one server?