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Promote as Domain Controller

Posted by Jean Paul on March 17, 2016

This is a part of the article-series:

Promote as Domain Controller

In order to Configure Apps, your Server should  be a Domain Controller.  To promote your Server as Domain Controller, follow the steps below.

Open Server Manager and Choose Manage > Add Roles and Features.


In the appearing window check the following highlighted item.


Click Next to continue and complete the wizard.

Once the wizard is completed come back to Server Manager and click on the Exclamation mark.  In the appearing menu below choose the Promote this server to a domain controller item.


In the appearing dialog choose the Add a new forest option.

You can enter your domain name.  For example:

  • I am using my computer name as sharepoint
  • My domain name is


Enter the password in the upcoming page.


Click the Wizards to end to complete the Domain Creation process.

You will be automatically restarted & once you log back in you can see the Domain Controller is installed.

Open My Computer > System Properties to view the following domain name.


This concludes promoting your server as a domain controller.  You can now continue with the rest of the posts.

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