Category Archives: Active Directory

Microsoft exchange server 2010 | part-2
Step 2 – Configure Active Directory.

At the Server Management screen you should now see that you have 1 role installed. The Active Directory Domain Services may indicate that it is installed but there are errors. This is because the software is installed but not configured.
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Configure Your Static IP Address
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Leave the IP v6 set to the default setting of DHCP.

NOTE: Exchange requires that IP V6 be enabled. Even if you do not use IP V6 you must leave it enabled. During the setup of Active Directory, the Active Directory Setup Wizard will check that both IP v4 and IP v6 have static addresses. As long as the IP v4 address is static you can continue the installation. DO NOT DISABLE IP V6 or else the Exchange Hub Transport Service will not start.
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Configure Group Policy so that computer accounts have a maximum password age of 999 days. By default, computer accounts change their passwords automatically every 30 days. If you are saving computer images or snapshots and restoring them later, this setting ensures that the disk images or virtual snapshots will be restorable for up to 999 days. Continue reading

Configure DC1 as a domain controller and DNS server for the corp.contoso.com domain
Here DC1 as Server Name & corp.contoso.com as full domain Name.
1. In the console tree of Server Manager, click Roles. In the details pane, click Add Roles, and then click Next.
2. On the Select Server Roles page, click Active Directory Domain Services, click Add Required Features, click Next twice, and then click Install. When installation is complete, click Close. Continue reading