Windows Server Core is an ideal choice for Active Directory Domain Controllers due to it’s low resource usage and greatly reduced attack surface. In this post I’ll go through the initial steps on how to deploy a new Active Directory forest and add an additional Domain Controller to the domain, and finally I’ll run some basic checks on the health of the domain after installation. This guide is also suitable for regular GUI Windows Server installations.
Configurable Script For Creating On-Prem Active Directory User Accounts On-Prem AD User Creator Utility is available from: GitHub Please consider supporting my work: Support with a one-time donation using PayPal. Please report any problems via the ‘issues’ tab on GitHub. Thanks -Mike Features and Requirements Requires the Active Directory PowerShell module be installed. Requires A CSV file containing the FirstName and LastName of each user to create.