Promoting a windows Server 2003 to a Dc is simple as such.
Install the Operating system “Windows Server 2003”
Assign ip address for the machine .
Start – Run – ncpa.cpl – Properties of LAN – Properties of TCP/IP
Start – Run – Dcpromo
This is the commad to promote a windows server 2003 computer to a Domain Controller
you will get a Active Directory Installation Wizard
Select Domain Controller for a new domain.
As this is our First Domain Controller in “Forest”
choose “Domain in a new forest”
Type the domain name you wish for “CareExchange.in” .com or .edu etc…
Do not have domain names without extensions Like “CareExchange” Which is not supported in more scenarios
Like installing Exchange Servers
Choose the netbios name ,
Choose the AD database Location
Location foy SYSVOL share
Choose Install and Configure DNS on this computer
which gives us a integrated DNS for the DC, which is recommended
Choose Permission Compatiblity for Windows 2000
Type the Domain Password
Looking for Windows Server Operation System CD
Do NOT “Skip DNS installation”
Reboot the Server
You Promoted the Computer to a Domain Controller