Creating the lab 1

Using VMWare Workstation:

Started with


At this point it is no harm no foul.  The VMWare setting is on VM1 (Host Only)

  1. Created and installed min configuration Windows 2008 R2 Server
  2. Ran Updates
  4. Selected Create New forest (
  5. Chose the DC to run in 2008 R2 Mode
  6. Left “DNS” checked as additional Options
  7. Ignored the Scary warnings
  8. Accepted the default locations for files and stuff
  9. Everything gets the special password of p@ssw0rd!
  10. Exported the DNS Setup file…
  11. Clicked Finish and waited for DCPROMO to finish
  12. Restarted the Server

; DCPROMO unattend file (automatically generated by dcpromo)
; Usage:
;   dcpromo.exe /unattend:C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\dns setup file.txt
; New forest promotion
; Set SafeModeAdminPassword to the correct value prior to using the unattend file
; Run-time flags (optional)
; RebootOnCompletion=Yes


After Restart I have:


So, some more things changed….

Moving On…

Finish Setting up DNS


Then went to reverse look up and added a new zone


Went through the wizard


Accepted all the defaults until I came to this:


It’s a virtual private network, Nonsecure and Secure is not an issue and this eliminates some potential blockers.  Not good for production however…

So, it’s running and it looks ok.  Next will be adding in various other servers to the mix.

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