When we last left our “how to build a Hyper-V based lab” blog post, which is here by the way, we were building our Domain Controller. So here’s what it looks like as it goes through setup:
Progressing nicely, yay!
And it is done, sort of…
So here we are with Windows Server 2012 identifying its running in a Hyper-V VM, readying its’ Integration Components that come with the base Windows media.
It restarts and continues…
Here we need to give it an Administrator password. I made it Password1. You can of course make it something else (and probably should in fact). This will transition to the domain admin password in a bit.
After that it setups up the security database…
Lo and behold, we are now ready to logon to the system as our Administrator ID.
The time is wrong though, any thoughts on why? Here’s my system tray:
Correct, it expected Pacific Standard Time of course, and the dude is east coast.
To logon click the three key icon on your Hyper-V taskbar (the far left icon):
So after clicking the 3 button icon (Protip: You can also click CTRL+ALT+END to do the same thing):
Building our profile looks like this:
Now we get a desktop and Server Manager fires up for our 1st configuration requests:
On to the next blog on configuring a Domain Controller for a forest and domain root!