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Hello,
Looking for the powershell script and checklist to verify that Core 2012 server that is also DC and DNS is ready for production as 2012 R2 Domain Controller and DNS.

How to verify it by using powershell only.


I need a checklist with powerhsell commands to make sure we can use this as as bench mark for many others.

THank you very much.
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by:Will Szymkowski
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You would use something like this below...

import-module servermanager
Get-WindowsFeatures

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yes. something like this. But I need more to make sure that we verify that Core server and once we promote to DC is all setup and working including replication, zones, etc.  For example I found two good ones to check if the Server is ready for Domain Controller. Is there a command line util such as Best Practices analizer to verify health of AD and DNS? I would need those powershell too

Test-ADDSForestIsntallation

and Test-ADDSDomainInstallation
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Will Szymkowski earned 2000 total points
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Command line tools for AD/DNS are below... They are not powershell based but command line.

repadmin /replsum
repadmin /showrepl
repadmin /bridgeheads
dcdiag /v

Also why do you need a script to verify for every machine based on the services? If you prep your first server core installation with everything needed just create that into a template so you know you have everything you need every time.

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Ok. Great.

So, is this enought to make sure that 2012 DC CORE is all setup for production? Just want to make sure it is all 100% verified. How about updates? The updates for COre are in the image. IS there some kind of command line to run to verify that Core 2012 is up to date?

repadmin /replsum
repadmin /showrepl
repadmin /bridgeheads
dcdiag /v
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The below link shows how to service server core.
Servicing Server Core

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