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Deploying Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controllers

Suggested practice exercises

The following additional practice exercises are designed to give you more opportunities to practice what you’ve learned and to help you successfully master the lessons presented in this chapter.

  • Exercise 1 Continue with the preceding exercises by first using Windows PowerShell to demote SERVER2 and remove AD DS and then using Server Manager to demote SERVER1 and remove AD DS to retire the forest.
  • Exercise 2 Perform a clean install of Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2003, add the AD DS role, and promote the server as the first domain controller in the new forest root domain adatum.com. Use the Adprep.exe tool on your Windows Server 2012 R2 installation media to update the schema and prepare the forest for deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controllers. Then perform an in-place upgrade of the first domain controller to Windows Server 2012 R2.