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Microsoft Azure : Install DC & Update VNet Custom DNS Step By Step Tutorial With Training Video.

In today's free step by step tutorial we will install and configure windows active directory domain controller, Domain Name System DNS on VM in azure cloud using azure resource manager arm and configure DNS server IP setting on virtual network in azure so that DNS setting automatically applies to all virtual machines using that vnet. We will install the first forest in our network and then the first domain controller in that forest and see how to choose the functional level, set the dns delegation, specify location for database, log files and sysvol folder. The basic idea about installing a domain controller dc is to centrally administer and manage all the virtual machines and other network resources in that domain. We will create a client server machine and add it to our active directory domain controller for administering it centrally using domain login credentials rather than using local administrator login id. We will also practically take a look at how to install and configure DNS and use the DNS server ip address in our azure virtual network DNS setting for all virtual machines to use the custom DNS IP. Once our DNS server is up and running we will configure DNS forward and reverse lookup zone for IP address to hostname and hostname to IP address resolution to take place smoothly. All VM's need to be restarted once to start using the changes done in virtual network settings.


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Free Step by Step Procedure to Install and Configure Windows Active Directory Domain Controller and DNS server on VM in Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud Infrastructure and set DNS server IP in Azure Virtual Network DNS settings using Azure Resource Manager ARM web based user interface GUI.





Step 01 : Log in to Microsoft Azure New Portal Resource Manager ARM using below link 





Step 02 : Click on Virtual Machines in the left panel.

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Step 03 : Select Windows Server Virtual Machine on whom active directory domain controller               needs to be installed, select overview tab and click on connect option at the top for taking rdp console.


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Step 04 : Click OK on downloaded rdp file for taking remote session of the VM.

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Step 05 : Enter login credentials for logging in to VM and click on OK.

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Step 06 : RDP connection is successful and we are logged in to Windows Server Virtual Machine in Azure ARM.

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Step 07 : After logging in, open Server Manager, then click on manage at top right hand side of the screen and click on Add Roles and Features.

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Step 08 : Click on next to add windows roles and features.

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Step 09 : Select role based or feature based installation option and click on next.


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Step 10 : Select server from the server pool and click on next.


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Step 11 : Click on add features button.


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Step 12 : Select Active Directory Domain Services.



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Step 13 : After adding features click on next.



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Step 14 : Again click on next in the features window.


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Step 15 : Read AD DS window screen and click on next.

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Step 16 : Check the restart server option if you are ok with reboot of the server during installation and click on install.

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Step 17 : Click on Promote this server to a domain controller.

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Step 18 : Click on Add a new forest then type root domain name and click on next.


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Step 19 : Select functional level and set a Directory Services Restore Mode DSRM password and click on next.

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Step 20 : Click next on DNS delegation window screen to proceed. Currently we don't have any DNS server or role installed in our network.

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Step 21 : Verify your netbios domain name and click on next.

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Step 22 : Specify location for database, log files and sysvol folder and click on next.

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Step 23 : Review your selections and click on next.

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Step 24 : All Prerequisite checks passed successfully. Now click on install to begin our installation.

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Step 25 : This server was successfully configured as domain controller. Click on close and VM                      server will reboot automatically since we have checked the reboot option earlier                              during installation. Reboot is necessary at this point for installation changes to               get applied and take effect. 



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Step 26 : Now login to server with your domain id credentials after the VM reboot is completed                 and server is up and running. We will not be able to login with local login credentials                  since our server is promoted to domain controller role. Kindly use domain login credentials at this screen.


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Step 27 : Our Domain Controller is up and running fine. Now open server manager and click on tools at the right top screen and then click on DNS to configure the same.

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Step 28 : Expand and Click on Forward Lookup Zones and Check default DNS entries.

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Step 29 : Right Click on Reverse Lookup Zones and click on new zone.


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Step 30 : Click next on new zone wizard screen.


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Step 31 : Select primary zone and click on next to proceed.


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Step 32 : Select zone replication scope and click on next to proceed.

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Step 33 : Select IPv4 Reverse lookup zone and click on next.

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Step 34 : Type in your network IP address range and click on next.


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Step 35 : Select dynamic update and click on next.


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Step 36 : Click on Finish to complete the reverse lookup zone configuration in DNS.


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Step 37 : Now we will add this DNS server IP to our Azure RM Virtual Network DNS setting.


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Step 38 : Select Azure virtual network and click on your VNET to update DNS IP.

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Step 39 : Now select DNS server & update DNS IP in custom & click save.


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Step 40 : Azure Virtual Network RM has saved the DNS server IP update changes in VNet.


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Step 41 : Now reboot DC server and client server inside VNet for VM's to take effect of the custom DNS IP update changes.


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Step 42 : Login to client server via RDP console by clicking on connect tab at the top.


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Step 43 : Now ping the DC server IP from client server virtual machine.


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Step 44 : Now join the client server virtual machine to domain by clicking on change settings.

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Step 45 : Enter domain login credentials for joining client virtual machine to our domain.


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Step 46 : Client Virtual Machine has successfully joined domain. Click ok to reboot the server.

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Step 47 : Thus we have configured domain controller, updated DNS IP address in VNET Virtual Network DNS custom settings and joined client machine to domain.


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Thus we have successfully completed domain controller, DNS installation, updated the VNet DNS IP custom settings and joined the client virtual machine to domain controller in Azure ARM.




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