Wed, May 23 2012 23:50
I require assistance in setting up Active Directory Domain Services on a Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials edition
Dear.. person posting on oDesk with a project to "install Active Directory on SBS Essentials'
Active Directory Installation on SBS 2011 Essentials - Networking & Information Systems Jobs - oDesk:
You have a domain already. It's already installed. If you paid even one penny to anyone to "install Active Directory" on SBS Essentials you paid one penny too much. Now there is a domain name wizard to park the external domain, but you already named your internal domain and that box already became a domain controller during the install process.
What confuses many is that under the group policies there are no default policies. So they think they have a box that can't support AD. Nothing could be further from the truth. It not only already is a domain controller, it HAS to be a domain controller.
So again Mr. oDesk person, if you paid one single penny to anyone who said they installed it, you paid too much.
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