Join Timothy Pintello for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring server roles, part of Windows Server 2012: Installation and Configuration.
…Now that we've configured a basic server, we want to go ahead and…give the server a job.…The way we give the server a job is click the add roles and features.…What this does is opens up the Add Roles and Features Wizard.…Go ahead and click Next in that wizard.…Since we are setting up a roll, go ahead and click Next again.…And finally, make sure that the correct computer is highlighted in the box here.…We only have one server here, so we only have one server showing in the box.…
However, if you're on a network with more than one server,…it is entirely possible more than one server will show up here.…So you need to make sure that you select the correct server for the job.…Go ahead and click Next.…Now, there are a number of different jobs or roles that you can give a server.…One of the most important roles we can give a server is the Active Directory,…domain services role.…This is a fancy way of saying we're setting up a domain controller.…This server is important because it controls access between the work…
Learn how to choose an edition that's right for your setup, install Windows Server 2012 and the VirtualBox drivers, and then configure the services and roles on your new server. Timothy also shows how to set up local storage and manage Windows Server in one of two ways: through the command line or with the simple admin interface that ships with Windows Server.
- Installing Windows Server 2012
- Installing VirtualBox drivers
- Configuring server roles
- Configuring services
- Configuring disk and file systems
- Using alternative administration methods
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Why can't I get my servers to talk to each other when I attempt to add a standalone computer virtual machine (VM) to my domain VM in VirtualBox?
A: Check the following settings if you are having this problem.
- Are your VMs' network adapters set to host-only?
- Do all your VMs have the correct IP address?
- Do all your VMs have the default gateway set to the same IP address of the host-only adapter in your domain controller VM?
- Is your DHCP server set up to manage the same IP address range of the IP address you are attempting to manually enter into your standalone server's VM?