Codenamed Windows Server 8 – AD Domain Services

Windows Server 2012 is already out and below are some of the topics you want to have real quick look and learn(if you aren’t aware).


There is lot of changes in this versions but the fundamentals are same as usual from the very beginning since Windows 2000. Over a decade lot of new features have been added and great improvements for its scalability and security.

Below are few document prepared on Active Directory Domain Services – hope you all will enjoy 🙂

Preparing Forest & Domain on 2008 R2 AD to support Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services

Promoting Windows Server 2012 as Additional Domain Controller for existing Windows 2008 R2 DC

Transferring Operation Masters (also called Flexible Single Master Operations) from Windows 2008 R2 DC to Server 2012 ADC

Demoting Windows 2008 R2 domain controller from the domain having Server 2012 as ADC

Adding replica of Server 2012 DC using Install From Media Option

Installing and configuring Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Certificate Services (Certification Authority Only)

Demoting Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services

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