set up a domain controller with powershell

Need to set up all aspects of a simple DC with powershell.

Starting from and empty win 2012 server I need to add the server role, promote it to DC, create OUs (organisational units), groups, users and so on and so forth.

The script can be run locally on (the soon to be) DC.

It's a very simple design:

DC (hosting MYDOMAIN)
COMPUTER1 (member)
COMPUTER2 (member)
COMPUTER3 (member)

Please provide links and examples!
Ron DokkensirAsked:
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Ron DokkensirAuthor Commented:
x-menIT super heroCommented:

Once your controller is up and running you will need of:
New-ADOrganizationalUnit for the OU 
New-ADGroup for the groups
New-ADUser for users accounts
New-ADReplicationSubnet for sites you have more than one

And yes rewriting an AD deployement procedure in powershell can be an excellent ideea of article for this site and your business.


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Ron DokkensirAuthor Commented:
>>Once your controller is up and running..

A nice trick is to do it manually once - windows (2012) will actually let you save the powershell for it.

However - I also had to add this line to the scipt - in order to get some GUI features.
Install-WindowsFeature RSAT-AD-Tools

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Use command

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to see what you have installed or not
Ron DokkensirAuthor Commented:
One of the better resources on the web - for other scripting as well
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