Active Directory Domain Services Resources

Filed Under (Active Directory, FSMO, Group Policy, Windows Server 2008) by on 09-01-2009

I pulled together a few links to help point people in the right direction on resources for AD in Windows Server 2008.  You’ll find all kinds of goodies, from virtual labs to videos by some of your favorite public speakers and of course what I think are the must have…the Guides!

Links and Documents:
AD DS Operations Guide

AD DS Design Guide

AD DS Deployment Guide

Server 2008 Auditing AD DS Changes Step-by-Step Guide

Step-by-Step Guide for Fine-Grained Password and Account Lockout Policy Configuration

Step-by-Step Guide for Read-Only Domain Controllers

Free Virtual Labs:
Managing Active Directory – Directory Services

Fine Grained Password Settings in Windows Server 2008 (Beta 3)

AD in Server 2008

Fine Grained Password Policies

Prepare for RODCs

Install a RODC from IFM

Group Policy in 2008

2 Responses to “Active Directory Domain Services Resources”

  1.   suresh Says:

    I am using WIndows server 2008 64 bit edition. I tried to configure ADS. But i am getting an error saying that
    ” The local adiministrator account becomes the domain administrator when u create a New domain. The new domain cannot be created bcause the local administrator password does not meet the requirements.

    Currently a password is not required for the local administrator account. We recommend that you use the net user command-line tool with the /passwordreq:yes option to require a password for this account before u create the new domain; otherwise a will not be required for the domain administrator account.”

    I cannot proceed further to create a new domain. Please help.


  2.   BrianM Says:

    Sounds like you just need to assign a password for your Administrator account. It must meet the complextiy rules though which I believe is min 8 characters, and 3 out of the 4 following characters, lower case, uppercase, numbers, and/or symbols.



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