In this multi part article, We are going to cover AD Installation.
Please click Add Roles on server manager
In Add roles wizard before begin confirm the Administrative, Password and Network Settings and click Next
Then, Need to configure the Active Directory Domain Services and click Add Required Features
Select the Server Roles of Active Directory Domain Service check box and click Next.
Click Next from Active Directory Domain Services wizard
Confirm Installation Selections of ADDS roles and .Net Framework 3.5.1 Features and click Next
Now, You can see the installation progress in below image
After Installation completed. Close the wizard and launch the ADDS wizard (dcpromo.exe)
Click start -> Run -> Type dcpromo.exe
You will get the welcome screen of ADDS installation wizard click Next
Click Next from Operating System Compatibility Dialogue box
Select to create the new forest and click Next
Enter the FQDN of the Forest root domain eg: WINDOWSTECHPRO.COM
You can the process of checking whether the new forest is already in use
Select the Forest function level Minimum should be the Windows server 2003 or greater
Additional domain controller DNS server check box should selected and click Yes
find out the location for Database, Log Files and SYSVOL then click Next
Give the strong password for Directory services Restore Mode Administrative Password
Review your selections once and if you want to make any change get back to change as you need. If it is ok click Next.
Now, you will get the process of installation to complete and Reboot
After Reboot the server just login with Administrator User name and Password
Now can see the AD has installed in the server manager