Use PowerShell to Create a New Active Directory Forest on Windows 2012 Server Core Installation (no-GUI)

You have a fresh installation of Windows Server 2012 that was installed using the default installation type of server core installation (no-GUI). This server will be the first domain controller in a brand new Active Directory forest.

Log into the server and launch PowerShell by typing “powershell.exe”. You’ll need to first add the AD-Domain-Services role to the server:

The installation of this role completes and a restart is not required:

Now to make this server the first domain controller in a new forest:

The installation will go through several steps:

A restart is required when the installation is complete:

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