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Adding a child domain to a Forest Root Domain

Discussion in 'Active Directory Exams' started by Sepher, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Sepher

    Sepher Bit Poster

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    Hi all,

    Just starting on this course, and working through the microsoft lab manual and got Active Directory installed on Windows Server 2008 (Trial version on VMWare Player) but when I try to add a child domain, after installing the Active Directory Domain Services Role, using dcpromo it only gives me the option to remove active directory. I must be missing something really obvious here :oops:

    How comes I can not add a child domain to a forest root domain?
     
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  2. kevicho

    kevicho Gigabyte Poster

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    You need to install it on a different server (A DC can only be on one domain - and a child domain is a different domain)
     
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  3. Sepher

    Sepher Bit Poster

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    Thanks Kevicho, soon realised this after posting... was just having a blonde moment :biggrin think the whole, forest, child, parent domain lost me for a minute
     
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